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Thanatos Sightings

  • The Iliad by Homer 800BC - 600BC

    Thanatos and his brother Hypnos were big-time heroes when they took the body of Sarpedon peacefully away from the battlefield in Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War.

  • Alcestis by Euripides 438BC

    In this play, Thanatos is totally humiliated when Heracles beats him in wrestling, allowing Alcestis to avoid death. (Yeah, this is definitely not Thanatos's favorite play.)

  • God of War Series 2005

    In this gory video game, Thanatos is eventually slain by the mighty Kratos. Ouch.

  • The Incredible Hercules 2010

    Thanatos shows up to do some major psychopomping in this Marvel comic book.

  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan 2011

    In this installation of the Heroes of Olympus series, Thanatos ends up chained to a glacier, which causes all kinds of problems. (You'd think Thanatos wouldn't let himself get chained again after that embarrassing Sisyphus incident…)

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