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Hypnos: The Greek God of Sleep

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Transcript of Hypnos: The Greek God of Sleep

Hypnos: The Greek God of Sleep
Somto Jigide
Block VIII

Hypnos is the Greek God of sleep.
He is basically sleep personified.
Roman names- Somnus or Sopor
He didn't like sunlight, he only ever showed himself at nighttime.
Eases people and gods into a state of rest.

Hypnos has enormous power over mortals and immortals.

He overpowered Zeus, the King of the Gods-twice.

Hypnos can change his appearance into anything he wants to be.
Young man with wings on his head or on his shoulders
Gentle, sweet

Works Cited
Atsma, A. J. (2000-2011). Hypnos. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Theoi Project: http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Hypnos.html

Works Cited
Hypnos. (2001). Retrieved February 12, 2014, from Encylopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Hypnos.aspx

Greek Gods, Hypnos . (2011, May 7). Retrieved February 17, 2014, from http://www.kusadasi.tv/greek-gods-hypnos.html

Poppies have long since been used to symbolize sleep, peace and death.

Often seen with with brother Thanatos as a young boy sleeping
Who Is Hypnos?
Hypnos and his mother Nyx
Myths/ Stories
Hera wanted Hypnos to put Zeus to sleep so she could assist in the Trojan War, she didn't want Zeus interfering. At first Hypnos declined, but then she promised him Pasithea, a grace as his bride

Pasithea- Goddess or personification of relaxation, mediation or hallucinations
Work Cited
Hypnos and his brother Thanatos

He lived in the Underworld in a cave in the Underworld, next to his twin brother Thanatos

Lethe, the river of forgetfulness ran throughout the cave.
Living Whereabouts
Pasithea and her two other sisters. they are called the Graces
Father- Erebus- the deity of darkness
Mother- Nyx- deity of the night

Brother-Thanatos- God of death

SONS, The Oneiroi:

- most powerful son
- The winged God of dreams
- shape shifter
- Creator of scary dreams
-Creator of fake illusion dreams
Married to
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