Ekecheiria

Summary

In Greek mythology, Ekecheiria or Ekekheiria[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Ἐκεχειρίας means 'armistice, truce') was the spirit and personification of truce, armistice, and cessation of hostilities, and is also used to refer to the Olympic truce. In Olympia there was a statue of her crowning Iphitos of Elis.[1]

Note

  1. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.10.10 & 5.26.2

References

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.