14827 Hypnos

This minor planet is named after Hypnos, the god of sleep from Greek myth. He is a son of Erebus and Nyx, his brother is Thanatos, and he is often associated with the Oneiroi, the three gods of dreams: Morpheus, Phobetor, and Phantasos. His wife is Pasithea, a Grace. His Roman counterpart is Somnus.

He is often depicted as a gentle young man, with wings on his forehead or shoulders, and wielding a vase or branch bearing the water from the river Lethe, with which he has the power to put mortals and gods alike to sleep.

The symbol for this Apollo-class asteroid is a horizontally-bisected circle with downward wings on the top hemisphere, reminiscent of the iconic bust of Hypnos.

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