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Hypnos: The Greek God of Sleep
Transcript of Hypnos: The Greek God of Sleep
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
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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
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
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.
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