Statue of Hypnos

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Carole Raddato
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published on 19 June 2015
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Statue of Hypnos, god of sleep, 2nd century CE, from Illici (Elche, Spain). (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid)
Hypnos was the son of the goddess Nyx (the deity of the Night) and Erebus (the deity of Darkness). His wife, Pasithea (the deity of Hallucinations), was one of the youngest of the Graces and was promised to him by Hera. His sons were Morpheus (the personification of Dreams), Phobetor (the personification of Nightmares), Phantasos (the personification of inanimate objects in prophetic dreams) and Ikelos (the personification of people seen in prophetic dreams).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2015, June 19). Statue of Hypnos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3936/statue-of-hypnos/

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Hypnos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 19, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3936/statue-of-hypnos/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Hypnos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Jun 2015. Web. 29 Nov 2021.

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