ROMAN GOD OF DEATH
Mors known as Letus was a Roman deity and the embodiment of death. Thanatos was its Greek counterpart. Nyks was their mother – the essence of the night. Her presence in Roman mythology is confirmed, among others in the title of Novell’ “Mortis ac Vitae” and the satire of Ennius “Mors ac Vita”
There are different main personifying death in poetry: as the cause of death, as a transition from life to death, as a state/stillness. In Roman mythology, Hercules fought Mors to save his friend’s wife. Mors is also portrayed as a servant of Pluto who ended the life of a person after completing the path of life through Parks, and Mercury.
The messenger of the gods, escorting the souls of the dead to the gates of the underground. There couple of Gods of Death in Roman and Greek mythology and these are some famous Gods of Death.
GOD THANATOS (God Of Death)
Thanatos was the daemon personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology. Thanatos rarely appeared in person, but he often mentioned it. His counterpart was Mors. Thanatos was the son of Nyx, goddess of Night and Erebos, God of Darkness. Hypnos, the God of sleep, was his twin brother.
Thanatos had many siblings, and they were all negative personifications such as Geras (Old age) Oizys (Suffering), Moros (Doom). Apate (Deception), Momus (Blame), Eris (Strife), Nemesis (Retribution), and even the boatmen Charon. Charon was the ferryman of Hades, who carried dead souls across the river Styx and Acheron, which divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.
Thanatos brought upon a peaceful death to mortals, while the bloodthirsty Keres, who were female spirits born from Nyx, embodied violent death. Hermes sometimes superseded his duties as a guide of the dead. Thanatos was hateful towards mortals. The mortals themselves feared and hated Thanatos.
The God of death rarely portrayed without his twin brother Hypnos. Thanatos was dressed in black, had wings, and wielded a sword. Thanatos symbol was a torch, which he held upside down. It symbolized an extinguished life.
According to Sigmund Freud, humans have a life instinct that he named “Eros,” and the opposite instinct a death drive which he called “Thanatos.” This death drive, drive humans to engage in risky and self-destructive acts that could lead to their death. Seeking and aggression are behaviours, which are all caused by this Thanatos instinct.
ORCUS GOD (God Of Death)
Orcus is the God of the hell and underworld, and punisher of broken oaths in Roman mythology. The name Hades also connected to Orcus God, who also figured as the God of the underworld. Hades, as the Greek equivalent of Pluto and Orcus, was portrayed in painting as a hairy, bearded giant.
TEMPLE OF ORCUS GOD
The temple of Orcus existed on the Palatine Hill in Italy(Rome). It is a conflict that his transliteration was from greek.
ODIN GOD (God Of Death)
Odin is widely revered, god. Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, and frenzy. In Norse mythology, Odin is a royal figure and the founder of England. In old Norse texts, Odin is depicted as one-eyed and long-bearded, withholding a spear called Gungnir and wearing a cloak and a broad hat.
Friggs was the wife of Odin and the goddess of wisdom. He had many sons, the most famous of Odin in publicly was Hoor. And Baldar. Odin has a good relationship with the Trickster Loki.
Odin recognized for his association with charms and magic, and he never has an ending thirst for knowledge. Mercury was also referred to as Odin frequently by the people of Romans. The God of Death Odin likes to make bets with his consort Frigg over the outcome of exploits.
MYTH’S OF GOD ODIN
In Norse mythology, Odin is the creator of the earth, from his flesh he created the ground, and he made ocean from his blood, and hills from his bones, Trees from his hairs, Clouds from his brains, heavens from his skull, and from his eyebrows Midgard, the realm in which humankind lives.
Odin had wolf companions, Geri and Freki, who often accompanied him. His faithful two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, flew across the world, Midgard, to gather Odin’s information. He got around by riding his flying, eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
Odin reigns over the Vallhalla, the realm of the dead. He dominates over the Valkyries, female beings who chose half of the warriors who died and brought them to Valhalla. Odin receives half of those who die in battle. The other half is chosen by Freyja, goddess of love and beauty. She guides them to her hall Folkvanger, an alternative to Valhalla.
FREYJA’ GODDESS OF LOVE
Freyja’s husband Oor appears to be a doublet of the God Odin. Due to similarities, Frigg and Freyja share a particular connection. Odin is closely associated with Yule, a festival that was later reformed by the catholic church, today better known as Christmastide.
ROMAN GODDESS OF DEATH
GODDESS OF DEATH
FATES AND MOIRAI GODDESS
The Moirai were the incarnations of destiny. They were the daughter of Themis and Zeus or rose with Themis from the spring of Okeanos. The Moirai were often called the Fates in English. They controlled the thread of every life of mortal from after birth to death.
Their task was to direct and watch the fate of every being. They had to make sure that everyone took their course without obstruction, every God and men had to submit to the Moirai except Zeus. He was the only one who could command the Moirai.
The Moirai consisted of three women. Clotho was the youngest of the three, and she spun the thread of life on her spindle. Clotho also made significant decisions, such as when a person was born. Lachesis was the second of the three Fates, and she often clothed in white.
Lachesis was the measurer of the thread. She used to measure the thread of life with her rod. The purpose of Lachesis was to decide how long each mortal was allowed to live. Atropos was the oldest of the three Fates. She was known as the inevitable. Her duty was to cut the thread and thus ending the life of each mortal.
GREEK GODDESS OF DEATH
- HEL GODPERSEPHONE GODDES
- PERSEPHONE GODDES
- KORE GODDESS
GOD OF DEATH NAMES
NAMES OF DEATH GODS
- HADES GOD
- THANATOS GOD
- MORRIGAN GOD
- ADRO GOD
- SEKHMET GOD
- ANUBIS GOD
- OSIRIS GOD