Hypnos (Latin somnus) is in the Greek mythology the God of the Schlafes, the brother of death Thanatos and father of the dreams; it developed from the Nyx. In the myth it must Hera when putting to sleep Zeus help.
Hypnos is represented with its twin brother Thanatos frequently as the Ildefonso group in such a way specified with sleep and death. In its metamorphosis Ovid describes the cave, where Hypnos lives, as a place of the peace and the silence. It becomes on allPictures with butterfly wings on the Schläfe represented (??????)See also: Hypnopädie, Hypnose, hypnotic, family tree of the Greek Gods and hero