I had Bia in here before, but then I thought she was a guy. Now I know she is a girl and she's back. She's the personification of Force and Power, the daughter of Pallas and Styx. Pallas, in this case, being a boy and a Titan, not Athena or a nymph (or even a Giant for that matter).
Anyway, she's the sister of Nike, Cratos (Power) and Zelus (Rivalry). She bound Prometheus as punishment for his stealing fire from the Gods for us insignificant humans.
The Angry One, she was associated with the dark earthy life-and-death goddesses like Hecate, Persephone, Demeter and even Cybele. And by "associated" I mean that her name was sometimes used to modify the other goddesses' names, like "Persephone the Angry One." A goddess in her own right in a couple of places where other chthonic deities were worshiped, but more commonly known in conjunction
with the big name ladies.n
She was worshipped by the women of Delos (not the men, for some odd reason) as the Protector of Mariners. Food offerings were set out for her in little boats (no fish, of course). Brizo was (or gave answers to) an oracle who gave answers in dreams about navigation and fishing matters. Very interesting. Hmmm. That's one I didn't know about before Encyclopedia Mythica.Another quick note: the "kappa" of ancient greek makes a hard "k" sound, but was often Latinized to a "c" which is how I spell it a lot. But not all the time. If they're not here, check below and vice versa.
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