Deimus & Phobus

Deimus and Phobus were the gods or personified spirits (daemons) of fear.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Parents: Ares and Aphrodite
Siblings: Anterus, Pothus, Himerus, Eros, Harmonia and Adrestia
Roman equivalent: Metus, Pavor

Phobus god of fear, Greco-Roman mosaic from Halicarnassus, c. 4th AD, British Museum. (c)

Deimus represented terror and dread, while his brother Phobus was panic, flight and rout. They were sons of the war-god Ares who accompanied their father into battle, driving his chariot and spreading fear in his wake. As sons of Aphrodite, goddess of love, the twins also represented fear of loss.

Aphrodite, Ares and infants Eros and Phobus. Roman fresco from Pompeii. Naples National Archaeological Museum

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