HORMES was the personified spirit (daimon) of effort, impulse and eagerness. In the context of war, hormê was a violent forward movement--an assault or attack. Hormes was worshipped at Athens as the virtue of industrious effort. His opposite number was Aergia (Sloth).
HORME (Hormê), the personification of energetic activity, who had an altar dedicated to her at Athens. (Paus. i. 17. § 1.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 17. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"They [the Athenians] are conspicuous . . . for their devotion to religion. They have an altar of Aidos (Shame), one to Pheme (Rumour) and one to Hormes (Effort)."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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