Ancient Greek personification of death / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Greek mythology, Thanatos (/ˈθænətɒs/;[3] Ancient Greek: Θάνατος, pronounced in Ancient Greek: [tʰánatos] "Death",[4] from θνῄσκω thnēskō "(I) die, am dying"[5][6]) was the personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person.

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Personification of death
Thanatos as a winged and sword-girt youth. Sculptured marble column drum from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, c.325–300 BC.
SymbolTheta, Poppy, Butterfly, Sword, Inverted Torch
Personal information
ParentsNyx alone[1]
Nyx and Erebus[2]
SiblingsMoros, Keres, Hypnos, Oneiroi, Momus, Oizys, Hesperides, Moirai, Nemesis, Apate, Philotes, Geras, Eris, Styx, Dolos, Ponos, Euphrosyne, Epiphron, Continentia, Petulantia, Misericordia, Pertinacia
Roman equivalentMors

His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his counterpart in Roman mythology is Mors or Letum.