Web Theoi
HOMADOS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ὁμαδος Homados Homadus Battle-Noise, -Din,
Tumult (homados)

HOMADOS was the spirit (daimon) of the din of battle--the shouts and cries of men and clash of weapons. He was probably numbered amongst the Makhai, daimones of the battlefield. He is virtually identical to the daimon Kydoimos (Din of Battle).

PARENTS

Perhaps a son of ERIS, though nowhere stated


Hesiod, Shield of Heracles 139 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) :
"In his hands he [Herakles] took his shield, all glittering: no one ever broke it with a blow or crushed it. And a wonder it was to see . . . In the centre was Phobos (Fear) worked in adamant, unspeakable, staring backwards with eyes that glowed with fire. His mouth was full of teeth in a white row, fearful and daunting, and upon his grim brow hovered frightful Eris (Battle-Strife) who arrays the throng of men: pitiless she, for she took away the mind and senses of poor wretches who made war against the son of Zeus . . . Upon the shield Proioxis (Pursuit) and Palioxis (Flight) were wrought, and Homados (Tumult), and Phobos (Panic), and Androktasia (Slaughter). Eris (Battle-Strife) also, and Kydoimos (Confusion) were hurrying about, and deadly Ker (Fate) was there holding one man newly wounded."


Sources:

  • Hesiod, Shield of Herakles - Greek Epic C8th-7th B.C.