ENYO

ΕΝΥΩ

1. The goddess of war, who delights in bloodshed and the destruction of towns, and accompanies Ares in battles. (Hom. Il. v. 333, 592; Eustath. p. 140.) At Thebes and Orchomenos, a festival called Homolôïa was celebrated in honour of Zeus, Demeter, Athena and Enyo, and Zeus was said to have received the surname of Homoloïus from Homoloïs, a priestess of Enyo. (Suid. s. v.; comp. Müller, Orchom. p. 229, 2nd edit.) A statue of Enyo, made by the sons of Praxiteles, stood in the temple of Ares at Athens. (Paus. i. 8. § 5.) Respecting the Roman goddess of war see BELLONA.

2. Among the Graeae in Hesiod (Theog. 273) there is one called Enyo.