Moros: God of Luck and Destiny in Greek Mythology

10/09/2020

     Moros was, in Greek Mythology, the God of Luck and Destiny. He was the son of Nix (goddess of nightfall), one of the most relevant deities in this Mythology.


Moros in Greek Mythology:

     Moros, in Greek Mythology, was the god of luck and destiny, death and the creatures of Tartarus represented a blind entity. According to Hesiod's Theogony, he was the son of Nix, thus being considered a Daemon. Without seeing who the future holds, its character is that of inevitability. Everyone, gods and mortals, and everything, is subordinate to him.


What is a Daemon?

     Daemon is a type of being in Greek mythology that closely resembles the geniuses of Arab mythology.

The word daímôn originated with the Greeks in antiquity; however, throughout history, several descriptions have emerged for these beings. The Latin name is daemon, which came to give the word demon in Portuguese.

They are gods of certain entities of human nature, such as Madness, Wrath, Sadness, etc. Xenócrates associated the gods to the equilateral triangle, men to the scalene, and the daimons to the isosceles.

Moros Was Also Aeon:

     They imagined him as having the Earth at his feet and in his hands the stars and a scepter, demonstrating his superiority. In other allegories, it is a wheel, attached by a chain, under a rock and with two cornucopias - illustrating its inflexibility and luck.

     Representing fatality itself, "Destiny" dictates events, and even Zeus cannot help it. Its laws are written in a book, the access to which is possible, and yet in an obscure way, by the oracles.

     He could also be called Aeon (eternal time), and they consider him the husband of Ananque and father of the moiras (parches in Rome). To represent him, the Greeks had Moiras, whom they consulted with the gods - to no avail, since destiny is immutable.

Myth of Moros:

     Moros 'main myth is where he takes three of Eros' arrows and passes a portion of his energy to them and then hides them in the mortal world. The myth says that these arrows were fired would make time go back to the time of Chaos, making everything start again.

     This arrow became known as the Arrow of Destiny. One would be in the Temple of Eros (in Split, Croatia), another in the lost temple of Moros and another stuck in some tree of the mortal world. If fired separately, they have the ability to make a person's memory go back a few eons in the person's history, but fired together, from the same arc, the three, make everything return to the times of Chaos.

Check Now: 

Eos means Aurora and is, in Greek Mythology, the Goddess of Dawn. She was highly worshiped by the Ancient Greek Religion. Learn more about this deity below.

Hecate is, in Greek Mythology, the Triple Goddess of Witches. She is often associated with Nyx (the primordial goddess of the night). Hecate was a goddess much worshiped in Ancient Greece, check it out.

Crius or simply "Crio" is the Ancient and Titan God of the Constellations, Cosmos and Star Cycles in Greek Mythology. He was the son of Uranus and Gaia. Learn more about this deity below.

Pan was, in Greek Mythology, the God of Nature in General, it is this deity who takes care of shepherds, herds, animals... He is known for fleeing from Typhon and giving rise to the sign of Capricorn.

Iapetus was, in Greek Mythology, the Elder God (Titan) of the Starry Sky. He was the son of Uranus and Gaia and one of the essential ancient deities. He was often associated with Chronos, the deity of time.

Tethys is, in Greek Mythology, married to Titan Oceano and together they are the parents of the Oceanids (they mean the fertility of the water). Like Ocean, Tethys is the Ancient Goddess represented by being the Sea.

Phoebe was, in Greek Mythology, the Ancient Goddess (or Titanide) of Purification, as she was a deity connected with the Light and adored for being the "Prophet" of human life.