Epiphron
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Epiphron
Epiphron
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.

Mythology

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]

Note

  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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