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Pronounced THAN-ah-tahs.
Aqua  11/21/2006
You sure? I think it's thah-NAH-tohs. But then I could be wrong.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2007
My friend and I pronounce it than-ah-tos.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2007
I read this book ages ago-can't even remember what it was about-but there was a character that everyone called Nathan, but his real name was Thanatos.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2011
The book referenced above is "On A Pale Horse", by Piers Anthony, the first of his Incarnations of Immortality series. Thanatos is indeed the Incarnation of Death, providing the necessary service of assisting the soul's departure from the body at the end of one's life. Thanatos' function also requires him to determine the soul's destination; heaven, hell, or purgatory. I cannot remember if any back story is included regarding the origin of Thanatos' name, but his horse is named Mortis, the Latin word for "death". Appropriately, his appearance is that of a hooded and cloaked grim reaper, skull-faced and all.
JuniperBerries17  3/31/2015
This name is very cool. I like the history too. I would definitely use it as a middle name.
XironDarkstar  11/30/2017

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