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Irene

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Greek personified goddess of peace and wealth. Irene was portrayed as a young woman with a cornucopia, scepter, and torch or rhyton. She is one of the Horae. Famous is the marble statue of Cephisodotus (ca. 380 BCE), which shows Irene with Plutus on her arm.

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  • Also known as:
    Eirene
  • Etymology:
    eirene, peace

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