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In Greek mythology, Dolos (sometimes pronounced "Dolus") is the spirit of trickery and guile. He is also a master at cunning deception, craftiness, and treachery. He is apprentice of the titan Prometheus, and Pseudologi. His female counterpart is Apate who is the goddess spirit of fraud and deception. He was parented by the titans Gaia and Aether[1] or Erebus and Nyx[2]. He became a master at his skill when he attempted to make a statue of Veritas again, in order to trick people into thinking they were seeing the real statue.However, he ran out of clay, which he was using to create the statue, and had to leave the feat unfinished as he quaked in fear while his skill master over viewed his attempt at deceitfulness. To his surprise, Prometheus was rather amazed at the similarity between the statues, then Dolos became the master at his crafty and tricky ways. There are even some stories of Dolos tricking gods into lies.


  1. Hyginus preface
  2. Cicero De Natura Deorum 3.17
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