Known to the Romans as Discordia, it is from this name that we get a clue to this goddess's nature. Goddess of strife, she was employed by the other gods to stir up fierce disputes and mortal quarrels among men. It was she, in fact, who started the quarrel among the three goddesses, Hera Athene and Aphrodite, at the marriage of Peleus. She lived in the lower world with the Erinys, and was at times represented as the wife or sister of Ares. She was mother to Enyo, goddess of war.