Ioke (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Ioke /ˈk/ (Ἰωκή) is the female personification of onslaught, battle-tumult, and pursuit. In the Iliad, she is one of the daimones, or spirits, of Zeus's aegis. The other daimones are Phobos, Eris, and Alke.[1]

The ancient Greek word ἰωκή is a rare doublet for διωκή "rout, pursuit" from the common verb διώκω "drive, pursue, chase away".[2]


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 5. 738 ff
  2. ^ H. G. Liddel, R. Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. 10th edition with a revised supplement. Oxford, Clarendon press, 1996, p. 847