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Dysnomia (Δυσνομία), imagined by Hesiod among the daughters of "abhorred Eris" ("Strife"),[1] is the daimon of "lawlessness", who shares her nature with Ate ("ruin"); she makes rare appearances among other personifications in poetical contexts that are marginal to Greek mythology but become central to Greek philosophy: see Plato's Laws. In a surviving fragment of Solon's poems, a contrast is made to Eunomia, a name elsewhere given to one of the Horae, the embodiments of order. Both were figures of rhetoric and poetry; neither figured in myth or Greek religious cult — although other personifications did, like Homonia, "Agreement"[2]; whether Harmonia is only a personification is debatable.[3] Dysnomia is a marked difficulty in remembering names or recalling words needed for oral or written language. ... Roman bronze bust, the so-called Pseudo-Seneca, now identified by some as possibly Hesiod Hesiod (Hesiodos, ) was an early Greek poet and rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BC. Hesiod and Homer, with whom Hesiod is often paired, have been considered the earliest Greek poets whose work has survived... Eris (ca. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ate, a The Griswold Family Christmas, is the action performed by the hero, usually because of his hubris, or great pride, that leads to his death or downfall. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Greek philosophy focused on the role of reason and inquiry. ... The Laws is Platos last and longest dialogue. ... For other uses, see Solon (disambiguation). ... Eunomia may refer to: One of the Horae, goddesses of Greek mythology Eunomia (moth), a moth genus The asteroid 15 Eunomia Categories: | | | ... Horae in Meyers, 1888 In Greek mythology, the Horae were three goddesses controlling orderly life. ... In traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings (scriptures), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety. ... Harmonia may refer to: Harmonia Music, a Cambridgeshire-based youth music organisation Harmonia (mythology), the Greek goddess of harmony and concord Harmonia, a genus of lady beetles Harmonia (band), a 1970s German band Harmonia Ensemble, an Italian chamber music group Harmonia Sacra, a music textbook Harmonia research project, building programming...


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 225ff, lists ponos (toil), Lethe (forgetfulness), limos (starvation), the algea (pains), hysminai (fights) and Machai (battles), phonoi (murders) and Androktasiai (manslaughter), the neikea (quarrels), the pseudologoi (lies), the amphilogiai (disputes), Dysnomia (lawlessness) and Ate (blind ruin), "who share one another's natures", and horkos (oath)." Compare the ills of mankind in the Hesiodic version of Pandora.
  2. ^ OCD s. "homonia"
  3. ^ Burkert, Greek Religion, p.283.

Theogony (Greek: Θεογονία, theogonia = the birth of God(s)) is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins and genealogies of the gods of the ancient Greeks, composed circa 700 BC. The title of the work comes from the Greek words for god and seed. // Hesiods Theogony is a large-scale... In Classical Greek, Lethe (LEE-thee) literally means forgetfulness or concealment. The Greek word for truth is a-lethe-ia, meaning un-forgetfulness or un-concealment. In Greek mythology, Lethe is one of the several rivers of Hades. ... In Greek mythology, The Makhai were the Daemons (Spirits) of battle and combat. ... Ate, a The Griswold Family Christmas, is the action performed by the hero, usually because of his hubris, or great pride, that leads to his death or downfall. ... For other uses, see Pandora (disambiguation) and Pandoras box (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • www.theoi.com: Dysnomia
  • www.pantheon.org Dysnomia



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