"Horror." The goddess of war, who delights in bloodshed and the destruction of towns, and accompanies Ares in battles.1 At Thebes and Orchomenos, a festival called Homolōia (Ὁμολώϊα) was celebrated in honor of Zeus, Demeter, Athena and Enyo, and Zeus was said to have received the surname of Homoloius from Homolois, a priestess of Enyo.2 A statue of Enyo, made by the sons of Praxiteles, stood in the temple of Ares at Athens.3

The Roman equivalent is called Bellona.



  1. Homer. Iliad v, 333, 592; Eustathius on Homer, p. 140.
  2. Suidas, s.v.; comp. Müller. Orchomenos und die Minyer, p. 229 (2nd ed.).
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 8.5.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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