And Strife and Havoc plunged in the fight, and violent Death
now seizing a man alive with fresh wounds, now one unhurt,
now hauling a dead man through the slaughter by the heels,
the cloak on her back stained red with human blood.
The Iliad, Book 18, lines 621-624. The Iliad is a story of the unremitting Strife, Havoc and Death that is found in war. This is metaphorically depicted in a scene on the shield fashioned by the god smith Hephaestus for Achilles. Homer personifies Strife, Havoc and Death, as they decide the destiny and fate of humans.