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, in Greek religion and mythology, goddesses of the seasons; daughters of Zeus and Themis. Although they controlled the recurrence of the seasons, they also attended other gods and had no cults of their own. The number and names of the Horae differed from region to region.
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(also Irene), in Greek mythology, the goddess of peace and either the nurse or mother of Plutus, the god of wealth.

Aristophanes’ comedy Eirene (421 B.C.) depicts the goddess’ liberation from the cavern in which the fierce god of war had immured her. A statue by Cephisodotus (first half of the fourth century B.C.) of the beautiful goddess carrying the infant Plutus was erected in Athens circa 374 B.C. The statue survives through various Roman copies, such as the one in the Glyptothek in Munich.

Eirene was venerated in Rome under the name of Pax. In 1957 an international organization of classical scholars from socialist countries was founded under the name “Eirene”; its journal also bears the goddess’ name.

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In Peace, Trygaeus needs to try harder than Dicaeopolis to reach his goal; half the play is about retrieving Eirene while it is announced from the beginning that Trygaeus wants peace for the sake and benefit of all Greeks.
Aeschylus does not allude explicitly to the goddess Eirene, but the scenery that these women plead for Argos, the kind town that has just provided them with the much sought asylum, is the same that the goddess inspires in the poetic depictions, Bacchylides' paean being the broadest known example.
Space was put aside for churches in the centre of the city but their titles, Hagia Sophia, Holy Wisdom, Hagia Eirene, Holy Peace and Hagia Dynamis, Holy Power, suggest that Constantine was still using epithets which were as comprehensible to the pagan world as to the Christian.
En esta bahia se han registrado 22 especies, entre ellas algunas tambien dela familia Eirenidae (Helgicirrha schulzei Hartlaub, 1909, Eirene lactea Mayer, 1900, Eutima mira McCrady, 1857), a las que ahora se agregan las dos de Irenium aqui descritas.
EIRENE, a European association of information brokers, sponsored the Best Stand award.
Hesychia literally means quiet or tranquility; the more common term for peace is eirene.
She has an affair with a man who is willing to talk to her about his war experiences, but the affair is exposed and costs Eirene her second marriage.
The presenters opted for the beautiful if dank 11th-century basilica of Haghia Eirene (St.
It is cited, without title, in the commentary 203 and 206, and misattributed both times to the Czech periodical Eirene.
One need only recall the faithfulness of St Theodosia, Eirene and Theodora during the iconoclastic era to know the strength of women.
The test was performed in TUV Rheinland (Shanghai) between ZTE GSM-R and railway terminal (specifically, Sagem's handheld mobile station and Funkwerk's vehicle-held mobile station - both have passed EIRENE certification and received European railway recognition).