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Personification of Prudence
AbodeUnderworld (possibly)
Personal information
ParentsNyx and Erebus[1]
SiblingsMoros, Keres, Thanatos, Hypnos, Oneiroi, Momus, Oizys, Moirai, Nemesis, Apate, Philotes, Geras, Eris, Hesperides, Styx, Dolos, Ponos, Euphrosyne, Petulantia, Continentia, Misericordia, Pertinacia

In Greek mythology, Epiphron[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek means 'prudence, care') was the daimon or spirit of prudence, shrewdness, thoughtfulness, carefulness, and sagacity.


Epiphron was the son of the primordial gods, Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night).[2]

"From Nox/ Nyx (Night) and Erebus [were born]: Fatum/ Moros (Fate), Senectus/ Geras (Old Age), Mors/ Thanatos (Death), Letum/ Ker (Dissolution), Continentia (Moderation), Somnus/ Hypnos (Sleep), Somnia/ Oneiroi (Dreams), Amor/ Eros (Love)--that is Lysimeles, Epiphron (Prudence), Porphyrion, Epaphus, Discordia/ Eris (Discord), Miseria/ Oizys (Misery), Petulantia/ Hybris (Wantonness), Nemesis (Envy), Euphrosyne (Good Cheer), Amicitia/ Philotes (Friendship), Misericordia/ Eleos (Compassion), Styx (Hatred); the three Parcae/ Moirai (Fates), namely Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; the Hesperides."[3]


  1. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.


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