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Enyo
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(Ἐνυώ; Enyṓ). Pale feminine counterpart to Enyalius, of whose name E. is a shortened form; goddess of bloody close combat. In Homer's Iliad she appears in 5,333 with Athena and in 592 with Ares, whom she joins in encouraging the Trojans. Her identifying characteristic is Kydoimos (demon of close combat), which she swings like a weapon (Il. 5,592, cf. 18,535; schol. Hom. Il. 5,593). Genealogical constructions starting from these passages made E. the mother or daughter or wet-nurse of  Ares (schol. Hom. 5,333; Cornutus Nat. deor. 21) or of  Enyalius. There was a paintin…

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Gordon, Richard L. (Ilmmünster), “Enyo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e330920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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