Hypnos Research Paper

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Hypnos Hypnos is the child of the primordial gods Nyx, the deity of night, and Erebus, the deity of darkness. Hypnos is a very solidary Greek god who resides in a cave in the underworld that does not see the light of the rising sun or the light of the moon. The most notable features of the cave are the Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, that runs through the cave and the hypnotic plants that reside outside his cave. In the Ovid, Hypnos is also the father of three children, Morpheus, Phobetor, Phantasos by his wife Pastithea, the goddess of hallucination. These children were called Oneiroi, or dreams. Hypnos is not a well mention god in Greek mythology. His most notable involvement in Greek mythology stems from the Trojan War, which is discussed in the Iliad. During the Trojan War, Hypnos trick the god Zeus twice by putting him in a deep slumber. The first time Hera, Goddess of marriage and birth and Zeus’ wife, wanted to punish Heracles for his atrocities against troy without any interruption from Zeus.…show more content…
However, Hades does not favor such people entering and leaving his kingdom as they please or favor them stealing from him. Heroes managed to be shown mercy due to the persuasion of Persephone. However, thieves were a different story. Pirithous was force to sit in the chair of forgetfulness for attempting to take Hades wife, Persephone. Hades is both an aggressive and passive god in Greek mythology. Greeks were generally afraid to speak his name since it would draw his attention. However, he became extremely angered if his souls were stolen or if he/death was cheated. He is feature in a multitude of Greek stories like the overthrowing of the titans and the story of Hercules. Despite his demeanor, Hades is not evil, he is bent on keeping balance as an eternal jailor of the
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