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ˈhɪp nɒshyp·nos

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  1. Hypnosnoun

    (Greek mythology) the Greek god of sleep; the son of Nyx


  1. Hypnosnoun

    The god of sleep.

    Etymology: From Ὕπνος


  1. Hypnos

    In Greek mythology, Hypnos was the personification of sleep; the Roman equivalent was known as Somnus. His twin was Thánatos; their mother was the primordial goddess Nyx. His palace was a dark cave where the sun never shone. At the entrance were a number of poppies and other hypnogogic plants. His dwelling had no door or gate so that he might not be awakened by the creaking of hinges. Hypnos' three sons or brothers represented things that occur in dreams. Morpheus, Phobetor and Phantasos appeared in the dreams of kings. According to one story, Hypnos lived in a cave underneath a Greek island; through this cave flowed Lethe, the river of forgetfulness. Endymion, sentenced by Zeus to eternal sleep, received the power to sleep with his eyes open. He was granted this by Hypnos in order to constantly watch his beloved Selene, according to the poet, Licymnius Chios. Other stories suggest, Hypnos fell in love with Endymion and granted him the power to sleep with his eyes open so Hypnos could watch Endymion without interruption. In art, Hypnos was portrayed as a naked youthful man, sometimes with a beard, and wings attached to his head. He is sometimes shown as a man asleep on a bed of feathers with black curtains about him. Morpheus is his chief minister and prevents noises from waking him. In Sparta, the image of Hypnos was always put near that of death.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypnos in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypnos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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