- 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…)