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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eris 
  n  :  (Greek  mythology)  goddess  of  discord;  sister  of  Ares  [syn:  {Eris}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  Eris  /e'ris/  n.  The  Greek  goddess  of  Chaos,  Discord, 
  Confusion,  and  Things  You  Know  Not  Of  her  name  was  latinized  to  Discordia 
  and  she  was  worshiped  by  that  name  in  Rome.  Not  a  very  friendly 
  deity  in  the  Classical  original,  she  was  reinvented  as  a  more  benign 
  personification  of  creative  anarchy  starting  in  1959  by  the  adherents  of 
  {Discordianism}  and  has  since  been  a  semi-serious  subject  of  veneration 
  in  several  `fringe'  cultures,  including  hackerdom  See  {Discordianism}, 
  {Church  of  the  SubGenius}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Eris 
 
  /e'ris/  The  Greek  goddess  of  Chaos,  Discord,  Confusion,  and 
  Things  You  Know  Not  Of  her  name  was  latinised  to  Discordia 
  and  she  was  worshiped  by  that  name  in  Rome.  Not  a  very 
  friendly  deity  in  the  Classical  original,  she  was  reinvented 
  as  a  more  benign  personification  of  creative  anarchy  starting 
  in  1959  by  the  adherents  of  {Discordianism}  and  has  since  been 
  a  semi-serious  subject  of  veneration  in  several  fringe" 
  cultures,  including  hackerdom 
 
  See  {Church  of  the  SubGenius}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-08) 
 
 




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