Eirene: Greek Goddess of Peace

Eirene: Greek Goddess of Peace

Eirene: Greek Goddess of Peace

Eirene, also known as Irene, is a revered figure in Greek mythology, particularly within the Hellenic tradition. As the personification of peace, she holds a significant place in ancient Greek culture. Eirene is syncretic with the Roman goddess Pax, further emphasising her universal significance as a symbol of peace.

While the worship of Eirene may not be as prevalent today as it was in ancient times, her symbolism and importance persist. Modern practitioners may still honour her as a deity representing peace, harmony, and reconciliation. She certainly seems a very pertinent goddess to call on in our current turbulent times.

Mythological Stories

In Greek mythology, Eirene is one of the Horae, or Hours, who represent the seasons and the natural order of time. She is often depicted as a serene and youthful figure, holding an olive branch, symbolising peace, and cradling her son Ploutos (Plutus), the god of wealth and prosperity.

Despite her gentle demeanour, Eirene is not passive; she is sometimes portrayed destroying armaments, emphasising that peace does not equate to submission but rather the absence of conflict and violence.

Themes and Attributes

Eirene embodies themes of harmony, tranquility, and prosperity. While she is primarily associated with peace, her connection to her son Ploutos highlights the link between peace and abundance. It's believed that true prosperity cannot flourish in the absence of peace, underscoring Eirene's vital role in fostering both inner and outer harmony.

Why You Might Call on This Goddess

Calling on Eirene can be beneficial for those seeking inner peace, resolution of conflicts, or the promotion of peaceful resolutions in challenging situations. She offers guidance and support in creating a harmonious environment both individually and collectively. Eirene reminds us that peace is not just the absence of conflict but a state of balance and prosperity for all.

Altar & Offerings

Items on an altar dedicated to Eirene may include symbols of peace such as a white dove, an olive branch, representations of the Horae, and soothing colours like blue or white. Additionally, incorporating images or symbols of her son Ploutos (for example, with coins and silver and gold candles and colours) can emphasise the connection between peace and prosperity.

Offerings to Eirene can include olive oil, honey, bread, flowers, or acts of service aimed at promoting peace and harmony in the world. These offerings symbolise gratitude and reverence for her role in fostering peace and abundance.


  • olive trees
  • white doves
  • the colours white and blue
  • lavender
  • chamomile
  • poppies
  • basil
  • clear quartz
  • blue lace agate
  • flourite

Ideas for Working with the Goddess Eirene 

  • Meditation for Peace: Set aside time for meditation focused on invoking Eirene's energy of peace and tranquillity. Visualise a serene environment and imagine her presence surrounding you, bringing a sense of calm and harmony to your mind and spirit.
  • Create Artwork Inspired by Peace: Express your connection with Eirene through creative expression. Paint a scene of peace, create a collage representing harmony, or write a poem dedicated to the goddess and the concept of peace in your life.
  • Participate in Community Service: Honour Eirene by actively contributing to peace-building efforts in your community. Volunteer for organisations working towards conflict resolution, join peaceful demonstrations for social justice, or engage in acts of kindness and compassion towards others.
  • Practice Forgiveness: Embrace the spirit of forgiveness as a way to embody Eirene's essence. Reflect on areas of your life where forgiveness is needed, whether towards yourself or others, and commit to letting go of resentment and embracing peace instead.
  • Create a Peaceful Sanctuary: Designate a sacred space in your home or outdoor area dedicated to peace and tranquillity. Fill it with symbols of peace such as candles, incense, or calming music, and spend time there regularly for quiet reflection and relaxation.
  • Release Blocks to Abundance: Call on Eirene and Her son Ploutus to release limiting beliefs around money and abundance.

The MoonWise Membership is working with Eirene from the Virgo Full Moon, February 24th, 2024, until the Libra Full Moon, March 25th, 2024. Connect with Eirene and deepen your spiritual practice by joining the MoonWise Membership here.

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Hi Jessica, thank you for your wonderful new lay out email, I love the added information regarding the goddess, it’s given me something interesting to read out in the lambing barn, I look forward to the next one, many blessings to you and yours 😊


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