Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Αχλυς(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAkhlys, Achlus
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Meaning & History
Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death. She was portrayed on the shield of Heracles as a pale, emaciated wraith of a woman, covered in tears, blood and dust.