GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

LETHE

Greek Amnesia Goddess

Goddess of Sweet Forgetfulness

She is the spirit of the Lethe River which flows drowsily through the Underworld via the slumberous chambers of HYPNOS.

Souls due for reincarnation must drink from the sluggish waters — this will erase their memories of all previous lives, presumably to avoid cluttering their minds with past glories and old sorrows. This, of course, is why no-one remembers having lived before. Shame they couldn’t let us remember the good bits though.

LETHE is the daughter of chaos agent ERIS, and we all know how much consternation forgetfulness can cause.

Okay, that’s all we can remember... sorry... zzz...

LETHE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LETHE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Forgetting and Amnesia
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 6599
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Lethe: Greek Goddess of Forgetfulness (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 23 September 2014.

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