|Goddess of War|
|Goddess of Destruction and Devastation|
|Family||Hera (mother) |
Athena, Hebe and Eileithyia (sisters)
Enyo is the Greek goddess of war.
Enyo was the daughter of Hera and Zeus as well as the twin sister of Ares, although she is not as recognized as her brother. She was also said to be the constant companion of her brother alongside Eris. As the goddess of war, Enyo is responsible for orchestrating the destruction of cities. During the fall of Troy, Enyo inflicted horror and bloodshed in the war, along with Eris, the daughter of Nyx, and Phobos and Deimos, the sons of Ares.
In Orchomenus and Thebes, a festival named Homoloia was held in the honor of Demeter, Zeus, Athena, Enyo and Zeus is said to have acknowledged the surname of Homolius of Homolois, a priestess of Enyo.
Enyo's attribute is a sword and she is depicted wearing a helmet and armed with a spear and a torch.
- Enyo's name literally means "warlike" in Greek.
- Homer would use Enyo and Eris interchangeably even though the two are different goddesses.
- She has been associated with the Roman goddess of war, Bellona, but she has no Roman counterpart.
- In earlier times she was called Duellona, the name being derived from a more ancient word for "battle."
- Her symbol, Crossed Swords and a Torch, appears on the Reserve Component Achievement medal.