- the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of night Roman counterpart: Mors
- the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinct Compare Eros (sense 2
Derived Forms Thanatotic (ˌθænəˈtɒtɪk
Word usage trends for “thanatos”
Example Sentences Including 'Thanatos'
Eros having thrown Thanatos to the ground, and spat in his face to boot, Patrick turns off his mobile phone, and enters the hospice.
THE CHEEK PERFORATION DANCE (2002)