|Thanatos and Hypnos
Thanatos carried the spirits of the death to the shores of Styx where they waited to be ferried across by Charon (ferryman). Thanatos was often paired with his twin brother Hypnos (sleep).
|Hercules wrestled Thanatos
Thanatos was once defeated by Hercules, who wrestle him to save the life of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus. Thanatos was also tricked by Sisyphus, the king of Corinth, who wanted a second chance to live.