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In Greek mythology, Ekecheiria, Ekekheiria, or Ecechiria (/ɛsɪˈkri.ə/;[1] Ancient Greek: Ἐκεχειρία means 'armistice, truce') was the spirit and personification of truce, armistice, and cessation of hostilities. The term is also used to refer to the Olympic truce. In Olympia there was a statue of her crowning her husband Iphitos of Elis.[2]


  1. ^ Gardner, Dorsey; Porter, Noah, eds. (1884). A Practical Dictionary of the English Language. New York: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. p. 552.
  2. ^ Pausanias, 5.10.10, 5.26.2.