Friday, September 20, 2013


"Ares and his train have gone forth with the madness of Gods, and have returned, Deimos and Phobos glutted with unnatural delight."
H.P. Lovecraft & Anna Helen Crofts, Poetry and the Gods 

"DEIMOS was the god  of fear, dread and terror, and his twin-brother PHOBOS of panic fear, flight and battlefield rout. They were sons of the god Ares, who accompanied their father into battle, driving his chariot and spreading fear in their wake."

"In classical art the two were usually represented as youths. Phobos was sometimes depicted with a lion or lion-like head."

Aaron J. Atsma, The Theoi Project: Greek Mythology

"Here Phobos and Ares there stirred up the hosts: hard after followed Deimos with slaughter's gore besprent, that in one host might men see, and be strong, in the other fear."
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall Of Troy

"From the outer gate wild Impetus leaps, and blind Nefas and Irae flushing red and pallid Deimos, and Insidia lurks with hidden sword, and Discordia holding a two-edged blade."
Statius, Thebaid

"Just before the entrance, even within the very jaws of Hades, Luctus and avenging Curae have set their bed; there pale Morbi dwell, sad Senectus, and Phobos, and Fames, temptress to sin, and loathly Egestas, shapes terrible to view." 
Virgil, Aeneid

1 comment:

  1. I know you're busy at the mo, but I'd like to know how you were able to tell which creatures were made and mentioned by Lovecraft and those that aren't. Also, Phobos and Deimos would make an excellent tag team in the world of wrestling, or even luchadore. Their title name should be... *drum roll* Leo Twins!!! Catchy, eh?