Thanatos (Firmament)

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Template:Deity Thanatos is a psychopomp gravekeeper associated with messages, warnings and records.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Thanatos is depicted as a handsome and almost angelic Human man with deathly pale skin, pure white eyes and a pair of great feathered wings upon his back. He wears nothing but a simple loincloth and is noted for being completely devoid of any imperfections. He is usually described as a carrying a large scroll on his hands.

History[edit | edit source]


Realm[edit | edit source]

Thanatos' abode in the Underworld is the Library of Passing, where he is instructed with keeping records of the circumstances of every single death in the Firmament.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Thanatos is often described as being extremely calm on even the most dire circumstances. He always retains his composure and is seemingly completely immune to psychology, being both fearless and able to read even the most introvert of people. Despite his seemingly passive demeanor, those who speak to Thanatos become increasingly uncomfortable and eventually paranoid, believing death is staring right at them through him.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Thanatos is described as being in good terms with all gods of death. He serves as a messenger for the Underworld, venturing into other planes and speaking in Dominus Mortis' behalf when necessary. Like all psychopomps, he considers all undead abhorrent and sees their destruction as ridding the universe of a pest problem.

Cult of Thanatos[edit | edit source]

Thanatos has no organized religion or large-scale following in Telamon, instead being treated as a being of prestige by his fellow psychopomps. When acknowledged by mortals, he is often revered as a facet of Dominus Mortis rather than as a separate deity.

See also[edit | edit source]

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