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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
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HYPNUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Sleep
God of : Sleep

Mother: NYX

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index : 28291

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Article last updated on 23 August 2015 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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