American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Death as a personification or as a philosophical notion.
- n. Psychiatry See death instinct.
- n. Greek mythology Ancient Greek God of peaceful or natural death.
- n. psychoanalysis the death drive in Freudian psychoanalysis.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
- n. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
- From Ancient Greek Θάνατος (Thánatos). (Wiktionary)
- Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Here, Thanatos is being positively deployed against Eros.”
“Freud talks about the death drive, which others refer to as the Thanatos drive.”
“His own horse he called Thanatos, which means Death.”
“He said he chose the name Thanatos - a minor figure in Greek mythology who personified "death" - as his persona because street people told him that was all they had to look forward to.”
“I give you the health of 'Thanatos' -- the leviathan of artillery, the winged bearer of death and destruction -- and of its inventor, Herr von Heckmann.”
“The fragrance evoked an aroma of fruits and flowers so ripe, they are starting to decay, reminding us of Thanatos, which is forever inseparable from Eros.”
“Furthermore, most cultures do have real or imagined varieties of religion that are malign in purpose, or which celebrate or are at least somehow expressive of what Freud called Thanatos, the "death instinct.”
“Angelique was orphaned at a young age when aliens called Thanatos attacked their home on”
“Due to Pluto's destruction, the asteroid, which is dubbed Thanatos, becomes temporarily stagnant in Pluto's orbit.”
“Hades rules this world with Persephone – whom he abducted from the earth-goddess Demeter – and a number of other figures such as Thanatos, Hypnos, Charon, and Cerberus.”
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