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You know the Grim Reaper; now meet his great granddaddy, Thanatos. Long before people were imagining Death as a bony dude with a big scythe, the Greeks thought of him as a bearded man with wings. Sometimes they even imagined him as a kid with wings and a penchant for flapping around with an upside down torch. Even though Thanatos was Death and all, the Greeks didn't think of him as a bad guy. He was actually associated more with peaceful death, which he liked to carry out with the help of his brother Hypnos, the god of sleep. So if it was your time to go, Thanatos was totally the god you wanted to help guide you down to the Underworld. He knew it was a mortal's last ride, so he wanted to make sure it was a smooth one.
Mors, Letus, Thanatus, Death, The Man in Black
Tartarus, but I do a lot of traveling
Psychopomp (guiding the souls of the dead to the Underworld)
Night School of Tartarus (where it's always night)
Death rules all things
Depending on who you ask...
Does Death have kids? Do I really have to answer that question?
Hermes (Well, we're kind of frenemies, because he thinks he's a better psychopomp than me.)
Sisyphus (Who thought he was sooooo cool when he outsmarted me.)
Six Feet Under (Absolute favorite.)
"Because I could not stop for Death –
"Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson
"O Death" by Ralph Stanley
Gods of the Underworld