In Greek mythology, Ennomus (Greek Ἔννομος Ennomos) was the name of two defenders of Troy during the Trojan War:

See also


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLeonhard Schmitz (1870). "article name needed. In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


  1. ^ Hom. Il. 2. 858, 17. 218. (cited by Schmitz)
  2. ^ Bibliotheca, Epitome of the Bibliotheca 4,, 3. 34
  3. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.260
  4. ^ Iliad 11. 422 (cited by Schmitz, who erroneously refers to the Odyssey, not the Iliad)
4709 Ennomos

4709 Ennomos, provisional designation 1988 TU2, is a large Jupiter trojan from the Trojan camp and the namesake of the small Ennomos family, approximately 81 kilometers (50 miles) in diameter. It was discovered on 12 October 1988, by American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California. The relatively bright and possibly elongated Jovian asteroid belongs to the 40 largest Jupiter trojans and has a rotation period of 12.3 hours. It was named after Ennomus (Ennomos), a Trojan warrior killed by Achilles.

Apple of Discord

An apple of discord is a reference to the Golden Apple of Discord (Greek: μῆλον τῆς Ἔριδος) which, according to Greek mythology, the goddess Eris (Gr. Ἔρις, "Strife") tossed in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War (for the complete story, see The Judgement of Paris). Thus, "apple of discord" is used to signify the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute.


In Greek mythology, Argo (; in Greek: Ἀργώ) was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to Colchis to retrieve the Golden Fleece.


In Greek mythology, the name Arsinoos or Arsinous (Ancient Greek: Ἀρσίνοος) may refer to two minor figures associated with the Trojan War:

Arsinoos of Mysia, father of Ennomus and Chromis.

Arsinoos of Tenedos, the "great-hearted" father of Hecamede whom the Achaeans chose for Nestor since she excelled all in counsel.

Chromis (mythology)

In Greek mythology, the name Chromis (Ancient Greek: Χρόμις) may refer to:

Chromis (Chromius), a Mysian ally of Priam in the Trojan War, son of Arsinoos and brother of Ennomus.

Chromis, a man at the court of Phineus, was involved in the battle between Perseus and Phineus and killed Emathion.

Chromis, a companion of Aeneas killed by Camilla.

Chromis, a son of Heracles.

Chromis, name shared by four defenders of Thebes against the Seven:

Chromis, son of a Phoenician woman named Dryope and a descendant of Cadmus. His mother became a Maenad when she was pregnant with him, and gave birth to him while dragging a sacred bull by the horns. He was one of the fifty warriors that laid an ambush against Tydeus but were killed by him.

Chromis, killed by Amphiaraus.

Chromis, killed by Tydeus.

Chromis, who slew Ion and was himself killed by Antiphōs.


In Greek mythology, Chromius (Ancient Greek: Χρόμιος) was the name of the following characters.

Chromius, son of Neleus and Chloris.

Chromius, son of King Pterelaus of Taphos. Along with most of his brothers, he was killed by the sons of Electryon during their battle.

Chromius, son of King Priam of Troy. He was slain together with his brother Echemmon by Diomedes during the Trojan War.

Chromius or Chromis, a Mysian ally of Priam in the Trojan War. He was the son of Arsinoos and brother of Ennomus. Chromius was eventually killed by Odysseus.

Chromius, a native of Pylos who fought under their leader Nestor during the Trojan War.

Chromius, a defender of Troy killed by Teucer.

Chromius, Trojan warrior.


In classical antiquity, the cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae), also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts.

Dragon's teeth (mythology)

In Greek myth, dragon's teeth feature prominently in the legends of the Phoenician prince Cadmus and in Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece. In each case, the dragons are real and breathe fire. Their teeth, once planted, would grow into fully armed warriors.

Cadmus, the bringer of literacy and civilization, killed the sacred dragon that guarded the spring of Ares. The goddess Athena told him to sow the teeth, from which sprang a group of ferocious warriors called the spartoi. He threw a precious jewel into the midst of the warriors, who turned on each other in an attempt to seize the stone for themselves. The five survivors joined with Cadmus to found the city of Thebes.The classical legends of Cadmus and Jason have given rise to the phrase "to sow dragon's teeth." This is used as a metaphor to refer to doing something that has the effect of fomenting disputes.

Galatea (mythology)

Galatea (; Greek: Γαλάτεια; "she who is milk-white") is a name popularly applied to the statue carved of ivory by Pygmalion of Cyprus, which then came to life in Greek mythology. In modern English the name usually alludes to that story.

Galatea is also the name of Polyphemus's object of desire in Theocritus's Idylls VI and XI and is linked with Polyphemus again in the myth of Acis and Galatea in Ovid's Metamorphoses.


The harpē (ἅρπη) was a type of sword or sickle; a sword with a sickle protrusion along one edge near the tip of the blade. The harpe is mentioned in Greek and Roman sources, and almost always in mythological contexts.

The harpe sword is most notably identified as the weapon used by Cronus to castrate and depose his father, Uranus. Alternately, that weapon is identified as a more traditional sickle or scythe. The harpe, scythe or sickle was either a flint or adamantine (diamond) blade, and was provided to Cronus by his mother, Gaia. According to an ancient myth recorded in Hesiod's Theogony, Uranus had cast his and Gaia's children, the Cyclopes and Hecatonchires, down into Tartarus. The enraged Gaia plotted Uranus' downfall. She beseeched each of her sons to rise up against Uranus but was refused by all but the youngest, Cronus. So, Gaia provided him with the weapon, and when Uranus next came to lay with Gaia, Cronus leapt up into action and castrated his father, overthrowing him and driving him away forever. Thus the blade (whether harpe, sickle or scythe) became a symbol of Cronus's power.

Perseus, a grandson of Cronus, is also regularly depicted in statues and sculpture armed with a harpe sword in his quest to slay the Gorgon, Medusa, and recover her head to use against Ceto. Perseus was provided with such a sword by his father, Zeus (Cronus' youngest son and later overthrower).

In Greek and Roman art it is variously depicted, but it seems that originally it was a khopesh-like sickle-sword. Later depictions often show it as a combination of a sword and sickle, and this odd interpretation is explicitly described in the 2nd century Leucippe and Clitophon.

List of Trojan War characters

This is a list of mythological characters who appear in narratives concerning the Trojan War.


Mysians (Latin: Mysi, Ancient Greek: Μυσοί) were the inhabitants of Mysia, a region in northwestern Asia Minor.

Necklace of Harmonia

The Necklace of Harmonia was a fabled object in Greek mythology that, according to legend, brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners, who were primarily queens and princesses of the ill-fated House of Thebes.

Panacea (medicine)

The panacea , named after the Greek goddess of universal remedy Panacea, is any supposed remedy that is claimed to cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. It was in the past sought by alchemists as a connection to the elixir of life and the philosopher's stone, a mythical substance which would enable the transmutation of common metals into gold.

The Cahuilla people of the Colorado Desert region of California used the red sap of the elephant tree (Bursera microphylla) as a panacea.The Latin genus name of ginseng is Panax, (or "panacea") reflecting Linnean understanding that ginseng was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine as a cure-all.A panacea (or panaceum) is also a literary term to represent any solution to solve all problems related to a particular issue. The term panacea is also used in a negative way to describe the overuse of any one solution to solve many different problems especially in medicine.


Talaria (Latin: tālāria; Ancient Greek: πτηνοπέδῑλος, ptēnopédilos or πτερόεντα πέδιλα, pteróenta pédila) are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird. The name is from the Latin tālāria, neuter plural of tālāris, "of the ankle".


A thyrsus or thyrsos (Ancient Greek: θύρσος) was a wand or staff of giant fennel (Ferula communis) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and topped with a pine cone or by a bunch of vine-leaves and grapes or ivy-leaves and berries.

Trojan Battle Order

The Trojan Battle Order or Trojan Catalogue is an epic catalogue in the second book of the Iliad listing the allied contingents that fought for Troy in the Trojan War. The catalogue is noted for its deficit of detail compared to the immediately preceding Catalogue of Ships, which lists the Greek contingents, and for the fact that only a few of the many Trojans mentioned in the Iliad appear there.

Trojan Leaders

In Greek mythology, the Trojan Leaders were those who responded to the summon of King Priam of Troy as allies against the Achaean invaders during the Trojan War.

Winnowing Oar

The Winnowing Oar (athereloigos - Greek ἀθηρηλοιγός) is an object that appears in Books XI and XXIII of Homer's Odyssey. In the epic, Odysseus is instructed by Tiresias to take an oar from his ship and to walk inland until he finds a "land that knows nothing of the sea", where the oar would be mistaken for a winnowing fan. At this point, he is to offer a sacrifice to Poseidon, and then at last his journeys would be over.

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