Moros is the Greek God of impending doom. Should any of the humans be in store for an unpleasant fate, it is Moros who leads them there. Often, this means that the human will die or be fiercely injured. It could also mean that the human may lose a family member or loved one. Or, if they were rich, they could also lose all of their money. If any unfortunate event was before them, the Greek God Moros would help craft their path, so that the human followed it to their sad fate.
Moros – Son of Nyx
He is the son of the Goddess Nyx, who is the goddess of night. His father may have been Erebus, who was the personification of darkness. Erebus was one of the first things to be created and was born of Chaos. However, other stories state that Moros had no father and Nyx bore him herself. This is also true of Moros’ siblings. He is the brother of the Moirai, often called Fates. The Fates are in charge of controlling destiny. Because Moros is the older brother, he leads the Fates and often directs them.
Many say that Moros is invincible and not even Zeus can kill him because Moros is the personification of destiny. The reason Zeus cannot destroy Moros is that of Moros’ ties with destiny and doom. If Zeus were to destroy Moros, he would still be following his destiny, which means Moros would still be alive because he is destiny. It’s a paradox. In addition, Zeus wouldn’t want to kill Moros because by destroying destiny, he’d allow chaos to reign. That was something Zeus could not afford for the mortal and immortal world.
Stories of Moros
Often in stories of mythology, heroes and common people look for ways to ignore Moros in order to keep bad things from happening to them. Some are successful while others are not. This can be difficult to do since Moros can sometimes turn himself invisible. One man, Prometheus, saved humans from a terrible fate by introducing a different god to them. Instead of Moros, Prometheus introduced Elpis, who represents hope. Because of this hope, Moros was defeated and the humans were saved from their terrible fate.
Moros is considered to be inevitable which means one way or another, he will find his victims and bring misfortune to them. He is commonly called, “The All-Destroying God.” This is because even after his victim has died and lives in Death, Moros does not set them free. He continues to make them suffer. Because of this, Moros is seen as a representation of death and suffering. He is also often considered the spirit of depression because of his close relationship with doom and misfortune.
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