Goddesses of Delusion
Atë & Eris Alec & Ren
Ate is a goddes of delusion, infatuation, and blind folly, rash action and reckless impulse. Also the daughter of the goddess of Eris another goddess of discord and chaos. Unlike her mother, Ate does not have a lot of mythology around her. Despite this daughter like mother, they have the same "powers" around them. Their powers usually include causing chaos and misfortune among others.
Because of Eris' disagreeable nature she was the only goddess not to be invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. When she turned up anyway, she was refused admittance and, in a rage, threw a golden apple amongst the goddesses inscribed "To the fairest." Three goddesses laid claim it, and in their rivalry brought about the events which led to the Trojan War.
-Eris is usually associated with golden apples and the "Hand of Eris"
-Because of lack of information about Ate, there is little symbols or festivals related to her
What is Allusion?
Literary Allusion is a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication.
Much ADO About Nothing
In the comedy, Benedick refers to Beatrice to be as wicked as the goddess Ate. Ate is the goddess of delusion and send men down the path of ruin, Benedick is stating that Beatrice has similar traits.
Ate is the goddess of delusion and send men down the path of ruin, Benedick is stating that Beatrice has similar traits because the things that she has said and how she makes him feel.
Eris myth includes her coming to the wedding and causing complete chaos as revenge. This myth could be related to the wedding scene. In this case Claudio could be allude to Eris in her actions because Claudio wrecked his own wedding and caused a huge scene, thus created tons of discord.
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