Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Oneiroi

In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi were the dark winged spirits of dreams. They emerged each night like a flock of bats from their cavernous home in Erebus, the land of eternal darkness beyond the rising sun.  Oneiroi were described as sons of Nyx (without any union) or of Nyx (night) and Erebus (darkness), and were brother of Hypnos (sleep), Thanatos (death), Geras (old age), and other being.
Morpheus, the leader of the Oneiroi and Iris

                         According to other version Oneiroi were thousand, sons of Hypnos (sleep) by Pasithea. Mainly four of Oneiroi are mentioned: Icelus was responsible for creating true dream, making them more realistic. Phobetor was the creator of scary dream and was personification of nightmare, taking the form of huge and scary animal. Phantasus was one creating the face and illusional dreams and had no form.     Morpheus, the leader of the Oneiroi, described as a god who appeared in the dreams of kings and heroes in guise of man, delivering messages from the gods and influence the dreams of gods.

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