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Mythology Meme [2/∞]: Achlys, a Greek death-deity

In Greek mythology, Achlys was the first being and the eternal night, predating even Chaos. She is considered the daimon of the death-mist [the clouding over the eyes that precedes death], and may have been the goddess of poisons. According to Hesiod, she was also the personification of misery and sadness, and was depicted as pale and weeping with chattering teeth, swollen knees, long fingernails, bloody cheeks, and dust-covered shoulders.