Personification of Death
—Thanatos' domain

Thanatos is an Underworld character in Greek Mythology. He made his début in around seven hundred BCE on Homer's: The Iliad and ends around the ninth century. His next appearance will be in the novel "More In Heaven and Hell".

Thanatos was the primordial god of the sky in Greek Mythology.


In Greek mythology, Thanatos is the personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to, but rarely appearing in person. The Greek poet Hesiod established in his Theogony that Thánatos is a son of Nyx (Night) and Erebos (Darkness) and twin of Hypnos (Sleep).

Homer also confirmed Hypnos and Thanatos as twin brothers in his epic poem, the Iliad, where they were charged by Zeus via Apollo with the swift delivery of the slain hero Sarpedon to his homeland of Lycia.



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