The Hysminai (Greek: ὑσμῖναι; singular: ὑσμίνη hysmine "battle, conflict, combat") are figures in Greek mythology. Descendants of Eris, they are personifications of battle. Quintus Smyrnaeus wrote of them in Book V of the Fall of Troy in a passage translated by Arthur Way:
Around them hovered the relentless Fates;
Beside them Battle incarnate onward pressed
Yelling, and from their limbs streamed blood and sweat.
- ↑ "ὑσμίνη": Lexicon entry in LSJ
- ↑ Hesiod, Theogony 226 ff
- ↑ Scull, Sarah Amelia (1880). Greek mythology systematized. Porter & Coates. p. 42. http://books.google.com/books?id=Lm0ZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA42. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
- ↑ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 5. 25 ff
- ↑ Quintus (Smyrnaeus) (1913). The fall of Troy. W. Heinemann. p. 213. http://books.google.com/books?id=dzuucsTbUXcC. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
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