Thanatos

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thanatos (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
    • n Thanatos (Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
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Usage

In literature:

There it stands while we debate; as Thanatos and Heracles fought over the veiled queen.
"Fields of Victory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I warn you that when 'Thanatos' snores the rafters will ring.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
THANATOS (MORS) AND HYPNUS (SOMNUS).
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
She dreamed that the drowsy god assumed the earnest, sorrowful features of his pale brother Thanatos.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
Hypnos seemed to him at that moment somewhat heavy, Thanatos somewhat stupid.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
It is a Shade from Thanatos, which approacheth.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
At noon she awoke, crying aloud that the Red Mouse claimed her soul from Thanatos.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
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In news:

Here are Eros and Thanatos to beat the band—large, black-enameled canvases that have been painted while tautly stretched, then wrenched off and loosely stapled back on, creating shadowy valleys and gleaming ridges.
THE THANATOS SYNDROME By Walker Percy 372 pp.
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