I am no Greek god. This god with the head of a jackal is associated with mummification and death in ancient Egypt. The ancient Greeks and Romans viewed death in a complex manner. One of the survivors is Hinduism, which expresses its philosophy of life and death in the myth of Shiva, a warrior of vast strength, the most powerful being in the universe, armed with invincible weapons (including a bow made from the rainbow and a trident of thunderbolts). Thanatos was depicted as a winged, bearded older man. Don't get too much sleep and don't tell anybody your troubles. Violent death was the domain of Thanatos' blood-craving sisters, the Keres, spirits of slaughter and disease. Appearances count: Get a sun lamp to keep you looking as though you have just come back from somewhere expensive: maintain an elegant address even if you have to live in the attic. His touch was gentle, likened to that of his twin brother Hypnos (Sleep). Other Aspects of Gods and Goddesses Some mythologies have vanished; some have gone on to become world faiths. Rumi, following the opinion of Greek philosophers, identified aspects of the human being that correspond to the mineral, the plant, the animal and the human nature.

Anubis is the one who decides whether or not one the deceased is worthy of entering the realm of the dead. Living that life removes the need to fear death. Most of what we know about Slavic mythology and customs come from Helmold of Bosau , who was a Saxon priest and historian in the 12 th century town of Bosau, in what is now present day Germany. Those of the great gods on the Greek island of Samothrace took place at night, with flickering torch fire pointing the way for initiates. What's to fear? We are with God Now, and we will be with God Then. Death, chaos, and misfortune were seen as part of everyday life, like a sort of equilibrium with all the good things that were happening to them. Thanatos was the ancient Greek god or personified spirit (daimon) of non-violent death. In Greek mythology, Eros is the god of love, and Thanatos is the god of death, making them opposite of one another.The story of Eros and Thanatos inspired Sigmund Freud to create a psychological theory that a person’s instincts fall into one of two categories: the Eros category or the Thanatos category. His Roman name was Mors. While their death rituals had many similarities, the meaning of death and the afterlife varied between the two cultures.