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Θάνατος). The Greek god of death identified by the Romans with Mors. Homer describes him as the brother of Sleep, and Hesiod calls him the son of Night (Theog. 211, 756) and says that he dwells in the lower world. In the best period of Greek art, both Death and Sleep were represented as youths either asleep or with inverted torches (Verg. Aen. vi. 224). See Somnus.

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