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Thanatos

Thanatos

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Thanatos

You're looking for Thanatos, huh? Well, you're braver than most. Since he's Death itself, most people try to avoid him. You can usually find him hovering around anywhere that somebody is about to die peacefully in their sleep. He'll either look like a middle-aged man with a big black beard, or a little boy with an upside down torch. Either way, he'll have wings, so he won't be too hard to spot.

The guy gets kind of depressed because everyone's all freaked out whenever he comes around. There's no need to be afraid of him, though. After all, he is mainly the god of peaceful death, so if it's your time to go the Underworld, he's definitely the god you want flapping around.

Sex: Male
Age: Middle-aged or very young
Build: Muscular or thin
Complexion: Pale
Hair Color: Black
Facial Hair: Big black beard, or none
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Wings, upside down torch
Clothing: Dark robes
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: Sword (sometimes)

Typical Companions:

Hypnos (Sleep)
The Souls of the Dead

Known Hangouts:

Tartarus
The Underworld
Cemeteries
Hospices
Morgues

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