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Thanatos is my favorite Greek god (honestly don't know why). He doesn't show up much in mythology, but two major episodes are 1) his battle with Herakles and 2) his battle of the wits with Sisyphus.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2020
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I always pronounced it THAH-na-toce.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2020
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This name is very cool. I like the history too. I would definitely use it as a middle name.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2017
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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
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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
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My friend and I pronounce it than-ah-tos.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2007
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You sure? I think it's thah-NAH-tohs. But then I could be wrong.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2007
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Pronounced THAN-ah-tahs.
Aqua  11/21/2006

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