), the goddess of war, who delights in bloodshed and the destruction of towns, and accompanies Mars in battles. (Hom. Il. 5.333
; Eustath. p. 140.) At Thebes and Orchomenos, a festival called Ὁμολώϊα
was celebrated in honour of Zeus, Demeter, Athena and Enyo, and Zeus was said to have received the surname of Homoloius from Homolois, 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. 1.8.5
.) Among the Graeae in Hesiod (Hes. Th. 273
) there is one called Enyo. Respecting the Roman goddess of war see BELLONA.