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Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses for Kids - Oizys
The myths and legends surrounding Oizys, the primordial goddess of distress, anxiety and worry

Oizys for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Oizys, the Primordial Greek goddess of the night and the personification of distress, misery, anxiety and worry. The role of Oizys as the goddess of discord brought dissension and disputes between families and different factions. She played her part in the causes of wars and disharmony and feuds between families and friends.

Oizys for kids
Oizys was the daughter of the primordial gods Erebus (God of Darkness) and Nyx (the dark Goddess of Night) and the sister of the many of the dark gods of death, night and the Underworld. Additional facts about the mythology of individual gods and goddesses can be accessed via the following links:

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Who was Oizys?
Oizys was one of the primeval gods who was a daughter of Nyx, the goddess of night, who was believed to be the mother of everything mysterious and anything that was inexplicable and unpleasant, such as death, disease, sleep, ghosts, dreams, witchcraft and enchantments. Her father was Erebus, who reigned in a palace in the dark regions of the Underworld. As the sister of the many of the dark gods of death, night and the Underworld, Oizys personified distress, misery, anxiety, wretchedness and worry. Oizys represented great unhappiness in mortals encompassing extreme pain of the body or the mind. She was strongly associated with calamity and misfortune. She was the twin sister of Momus, the ancient Greek god of blame, censure and criticism.

Oizys, the Greek goddess of distress, anxiety and worry

Picture of Oizys, the dark goddess of night and misery

Oizys (Roman Counterpart was Miseria)
When the Roman Empire conquered the Greeks in 146BC, the Romans assimilated various elements from other cultures and civilisations, including the gods and goddesses that were worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. Many of the Greek gods and goddesses, such as Oizys, were therefore adopted by the Romans but were given Latin names. The Roman counterpart of Oizys was Miseria, meaning misery.

Family Tree and Genealogy of Oizys
The following Family Tree illustrates the genealogy family members and genealogy of Oizys, providing an overview of the relationships between Oizys and some of the principle Greek gods and goddesses of darkness and the Underworld.

Oizys Family Tree and Genealogy

The Brothers and Sisters of Oizys
According to Greek Mythology Oizys was the daughter of Nyx, the dark goddess of Night and Erebus whose province was the Underworld before the emergence of Hades. The siblings of Oizys were all death spirits:

  • Thanatos, twin of Hypnos, a god of Death, the hard-hearted, pitiless, enemy of mankind
  • The Keres, or “Death Fates” described as 'scavengers who defiled the dead'
  • Momus the evil-spirited god of blame and criticism
  • Hypnos, the god of sleep
  • Geras the malevolent god of loathsome Old Age
  • Nemesis avenging goddess of Divine Retribution
  • Charon, the Ferryman
  • Lyssa, the goddess of mad rage and frenzy
  • Hecate was the goddess of magic, witchcraft and ghosts
  • The Fates, the goddesses of Destiny
  • The Furies, the goddesses of vengeance and retribution
  • Epiphron the demon of shrewdness
  • Eris, the goddess of Discord, quarrels and feuds

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