Eris

Eris

[eer-is, er-is]
noun
the ancient Greek goddess of discord and the sister of Ares: identified with the Roman goddess Discordia.
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Eris1 (ˈɛrɪs)
 
n
Greek myth the goddess of discord, sister of Ares

Eris2 (ˈɛrɪs)
 
n
the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located beyond the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of 2400 km

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Eris
goddess of discord, from Gk. eris "strife, discord."
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/e'ris/ The Greek goddess of Chaos, Discord, Confusion, and Things You Know Not Of; her name was latinised to Discordia and she was worshiped by that name in Rome. Not a very friendly deity in the Classical original, she was reinvented as a more benign personification of creative anarchy starting in 1959 by the adherents of Discordianism and has since been a semi-serious subject of veneration in several "fringe" cultures, including hackerdom.
See Church of the SubGenius.
[Jargon File]
(1994-12-08)

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