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HYPNOS

Picture of the Greek Sleep God HYPNOS from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek Sleep God

Also known as HYPNUS

Soporific deity in charge of slumber

HYPNOS is the God of Sleep, which he induces with purest opium smoked through a horn. Potentially also the God of Hyppies.

He could also be the god of comas and dangerous addictions, for he works with his deadly brother THANATOS, the God of Death, for HADES Underworld Operations Inc.

Fortunately, he has recently found a better use for his talents and gave his name to Hypnosis, the mesmerizing modern miracle of psycho-physiological somnambulism. You are feeling sleepy... Sleeeeepy.

He has three sleepy sons, most famous of which is probably MORPHEUS. zzzz

HYPNOS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HYPNOS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Sleep
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HYPNUS
Popularity index : 24449
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Article last updated on 28 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Hypnos: Greek God of Sleep." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 16 September 2014.

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