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Deimos "/ˈdˌmɒs/ ("Ancient Greek: Δεῖμος, pronounced "[dêːmos], meaning "dread"), is the "Greek god of "terror.



Deimos was the son of "Ares and "Aphrodite. He is the twin brother of "Phobos and nephew of the "goddess "Enyo who accompanied her brother Ares into battle, as well as his father's attendants, Trembling, Fear, Dread and Panic. Deimos is more of a personification and an abstraction of the sheer terror that is brought by war and he never appeared as an actual character in any story in "Greek Mythology. His "Roman equivalent was Formido or Metus.

"Asaph Hall, who discovered the moons of "Mars, named one "Deimos, and the other "Phobos - although the moons are very different and not twins like their namesakes.

On the modern "monument to the "battle "of Thermopylae, as well as the one at the city of "Sparta, "Leonidas' shield has a representation of Deimos.

Deimos and Phobos in Sparta[edit]

The two brothers Deimos and Phobos were particularly worshiped in the city state of "Sparta as they were the sons of Ares, the god of war.["citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

Deimos appears in "The Demigod Files by "Rick Riordan: Deimos and his brother Phobos (God of Terror and Fear), are the half-brothers of "Clarisse La Rue, a demigod child of "Ares.

He appears in the fantasy novel Devil May Cry by "Sherrilyn Kenyon.

He also appears in God of War: Ghost of Sparta, although here he is the brother of Kratos. An oracle had foretold that the demise of Olympus would come not by the revenge of the Titans, but by a marked warrior. Ares interrupts the childhood training of Kratos and Deimos, Athena at his side, and kidnapped Deimos due to his strange birthmarks. After Kratos becomes the God of War, he learns from his mother that his brother isn't dead, but trapped and tortured by Thanatos, God of Death. Kratos goes out to rescue his brother but when he frees him, Deimos is enraged that he was taken in Kratos' place and they end up fighting. Thanatos intervenes and takes Deimos to Suicide Bluffs, where Kratos saves Deimos from falling to his death. Kratos and Deimos set out to fight Thanatos, Thanatos kills Deimos and is then destroyed by Kratos.

Deimos is referenced in the name for a class of powerful corvettes in the 3D space shooter "Freespace 2, as the Deimos-class.

Deimos appears in the animated "Wonder Woman film. Here, he is sent by Ares to kill Wonder Woman, but is defeated by her in battle. Held by Wonder Woman's lasso which forces men to tell the truth, and asked where Ares is, he commits suicide rather than reveal his master's location.

Deimos appears in season five of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in the final episode of season 5 of "Xena: Warrior Princess. He is killed by Xena after she is given the power to kill Gods by the "Archangel Michael.

Furthermore, Deimos appears in "Call of Duty: Black Ops III as the main antagonist in the nightmares mode.

"Deimos Kiriakis is a fictional character on "Days of Our Lives.

Deimos is a playable character in the Korean iOS game "Fantasy War Tactics.

In the game "Eve Online the Cruiser class ship Thorax has two advanced variations. One is called the Deimos, along with the modified version called Phobos.

In the "real-time strategy game "Age of Mythology, players who worship Ares can obtain "Deimos's Sword of Dread", which strengthens Greek swordsmen.

In "Guild Wars 2, the last boss of the Bastion of the Penitent raid wing, accessible with "Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, is named Deimos.


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