Até literally means delusion and ruin, the usual result of encounters with Até, Spirit of Mischief and Trouble. Até is the daughter of Eris, Lady of Strife. There’s little point petitioning her: what she likes most is stirring up trouble, making people (and other spirits!) do stupid, delusional things. If invoked to torment another, she may do it for nothing, only her own pleasure, but is also likely to stick around and play havoc with you and yours, too.
Até causes reckless judgment. According to myth, she first plagued the spirits on Mount Olympus, but when Zeus realized the tricks she played on those he loved, he flung her down to the mortal realm where she has plied her arts ever since.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.