Sunday 22 June 2014


  In Greek mythology, Thanatos was described as the god of 'non-violent death' or 'peaceful death'. Thanatos was son of Erebus, the god of drakness and Nyx, the goddess of night. In some version Thanatos was described as son of Nyx with no father.    

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. 


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