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Discord is a goddess and the sister of Ares and she refers to Aphrodite as sister, this makes Discord the daughter of Zeus and (presumably) the mother of Strife. Discord often helps Ares in his plans against Hercules.

Being a minor goddess, Discord never became important, but as Goddess of discord she did her job well. In addition to becoming a thorn in Xena's side, Ares gave Discord the opportunity to be the Goddess of divine retribution after Nemesis, but she was given her original title back. Discord often assists Ares in his plots against their half-brother Hercules. She was also briefly involved with the conflict against the God of Evil, Dahak.

During the Twilight of the Gods, Discord joined the other Olympians in attempting to kill Xena and her daughter Eve, breaking with Ares (who held back because of his feelings for the Warrior Princess) for the first time. Xena, imbued with the power to kill deities, chopped her head off during the final assault on Olympus.

Powers and Abilities[]

As an Olympian goddess, Discord possesses the basic Powers and Abilities of the Olympian god. Her particular power is plant incompatibility, discord and hatred in the hearts.


  • In 2005 a new planet was discovered beyond Pluto. Scientists had actually considered naming the planet Xena and its next moon Gabrielle, but instead decided on the name Eris ("discord" or "dispute"). However, the official name of the moon became Dysnomia after the daughter of Eris, the goddess of anarchy, an indirect tribute to Lucy Lawless. Lawless personally thanked the astronomer responsible for this "act of senseless beauty".
  • Discordia is the Latin name of two Greek goddesses who embodied the concept of conflict:
    • Eris is called daughter of Nyx (Night) by Hesiod, but the daughter of Zeus and Hera by Homer.
    • Ate (pronounced ah-tee) is a daughter of Eris and Zeus and also called sister of Ares.
  • In spite of the discord, she wore an outfit of leather strips and transparent fabric that showed a lot of skin on Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , she was initially given a slightly more modest red-brown velvet suit for Young Hercules , probably since the program is aimed at a younger audience. In some episodes, he returns to his original attire, probably to adapt to production problems. Xena: Warrior Princess ' Hercules: The Legendary Journeys ' Young Hercules