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In "Greek mythology, Moros "/ˈmɔːrɒs/ or Morus "/ˈmɔːrəs/ ("Greek: Μόρος, "doom, fate")[1] is the being of impending doom, who drives mortals to their deadly fate.[2][3][4]


He is the offspring of "Nyx, the embodiment of night, who had conceived him without male intervention, and brother of the "Moirai, or the Fates, who controlled destiny.[5] Moros' siblings "Thanatos and "Ker represented the physical aspects of death—"Ker being the bringer of violent death and terminal sickness, while "Thanatos represented a peaceful passing away.[2]

In alternate versions, he had a father, "Erebus.

Moros in mythology[edit]

It was then proclaimed by the Fates that not even "Zeus could question Moros, (because he was destiny) who, like his mother "Nyx, was invisible and dark. That to alter destiny was to reintroduce "Chaos into the world.

Even if Zeus issued a decree or made a promise he later regretted, he could not then change his decree because it was destiny. As such, Moros was the only force that Zeus truly dreaded and was considered to be "omnipotent, "omniscient, and "omnipresent.

All of the major and minor gods that were not related to him lived in fear of what Moros could or would do to them. "Aeschylus describes how "Prometheus saved mankind from the misery of seeing their destiny with the gift of "Elpis, the spirit of hope that came from "Pandora's Box.


  1. ^ μόρος. "Liddell, Henry George; "Scott, Robert; "A Greek–English Lexicon at the "Perseus Project.
  2. ^ a b "MORUS & OLETHRUS : Greek god or spirit of doom & day of death ; mythology : MOROS & OLETHROS". Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Greek Gods and Goddesses". Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Greek Mythology: Personification". Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Moros". www.greekmythology.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 

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