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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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| Eirene being ridden by Robert Winston at Newbury last year
"We took everything from a satellite beacon to sterile needles, says Eirene. "The kids were allowed a teddy, books and schoolwork."
Eirene is somewhat less impressive as a heroine compared to some of Olsson's other characters.
'At this point, the prosecution was able to establish that the evidence against accused Mark Ruben Taguban II and Eirene Mae Tatad to be strong, both as to importation of illegal drugs as well as the conspiracy of the accused to further said act,' read the court ruling.
Crucially Eirene has turned in her best efforts to date with some cut in the ground and with conditions likely to be on the easier side here that is a factor in her favour.
Me and my pal Eirene Houston - as Lib 'N' Rene - were once described as Scotland's answer to French and Saunders.
SPECIALIST HELP: Very proud of the service they offer are Pertemps Coventry branch staff (left, back row) Eirene Michael, Trevor Fenton, Laura-Lee Taylor, Haidee Riding, Rose Watts, Lisa Tustin and (front) Kate Haden
She was elected as Liberal member for Anglesey in 1929, and was re-elected in 1931, 1935, 1945 and 1950, when she was joined by Eirene White, as Labour member for Flint.
Peace (Greek Eirene) Comedy by Aristophanes, performed at the Great Dionysia in 421 BC.