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In Greek mythology, the Makhai or Machai, Machae (Greek: Μάχαι, "battles"; singular: Μάχη Machê or Makhê) were the daemons (spirits) of battle and combat, and were sons or daughters of Eris, siblings to other vicious personifications like the Hysminai, the Androktasiai, and the Phonoi.[1]


The daemons Homados (Battle-Noise), Alala (War-Cry), Proioxis (Onrush), Palioxis (Backrush) and Kydoimos (Confusion)[2] were closely associated with the Makhai.

They were accompanied in battlefields by other deities and spirits associated with war and death, such as Ares, Phobos, Deimos, the Keres, Polemos, Enyo, and their mother Eris.

Popular culture[edit]

  • The Makhai make an appearance in Wrath of the Titans as Hades and later Cronos' troops. The Makhai are depicted as a humanoid creature with two torsos back to back with each other which enables them to attack more than one person.
  • In The Blood of Olympus, Asclepius used the Makhai and the Pylosian Mint in order to formulate a physician's cure.


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