Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek Sleep God

Also known as Hypnus

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

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

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Sleep
Area of expertise: Sleep

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 9988

Hypnos Relationships

Mother: Nyx
Consort: Pasithea
Children: Morpheus, Phantasos, Phobetor

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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