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Thanatosthe death instinct in FREUD's theory of personality. Thanatos involves all instincts which are destructive, such as aggression. It is the opposite of EROS, the life instinct.
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(Mors) god of death; brother of Somnos (sleep). [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 54]
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