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In Greek mythology, Deimos (Δεῖμος—"dread") was the personification of terror.
He was the son of Ares and Aphrodite. He is the twin brother of Phobos. His other ssiblings are the goddess Enyo who accompanied Ares into battle, as well as his father's attendants, Trembling, Fear, Dread, and Panic. Deimos is more of a personification and an abstraction of the sheer terror that is brought by war and he never appeared as an actual character in any story in Greek mythology. His Roman equivalent was Formido or Metus.
Asaph Hall, who discovered the moons of Mars, named one Deimos, and the other Phobos.
On the modern monument to the battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas' shield has a representation of Deimos.
In the God of War video game series, Deimos is the name of the brother of the series protagonist Kratos. This is not the same Deimos in Greek mythology, however,in this series he is the son of Zeus and Callisto. He and his brothers helped carry Ares off the battlefield during the Trojan War when he was injured.
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