Discovering Eris, Chapter Four

Just as in the myth of Eris, Le Grice finds that the archetype of Eris can manifest as mass resentment and retaliation by those who have felt excluded. Because Eris was excluded in the myth, she was able to sow competition and envy among the other goddesses, which would eventually lead to the Trojan War and the fall of Troy. Eris was also able to prey on the most superficial and vain aspects of our egos, just as we today are overriding the needs of our planet to increase our comfort and the speed of modern life. Le Grice believes that seeing the devasting effects of conflict arising in our world is crucial to the path towards resolving the divisions we have created.