FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY: “Phobos” and phobias…

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The root word from phobia, derives from Phobos which means: “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.” Other synonyms are: obsessive fear, dread, horror, terror, hatred, loathing, detestation, aversion, antipathy,  and revulsion.

A few examples: you may be familiar with terms such as “arachno-phobia” (fear of spiders), claustro-phobia (fear of close spaces, elevators, closed rooms, etc), agoraphobia (fear of open spaces, or crowds), aerophobia (fear of flying), mysophobia (fear of germs), glossophobia (fear of public speaking), monophobia (fear of being alone), acrophobia (fear of heights), ornithophobia (fear of birds), and ophidiophobia (fear of snakes).

“Phobos” is the personification of fear in Greek Mythology.

Phobos was the offspring of the gods Aphrodite (his mother Goddess of Love) and the war God Ares (his father), and he also had a twin brother named “Deimos” (the personification of Terror).  Phobos and Deimos would drive their father’s chariot spreading fear in his wake.

Phobos was known to accompany Ares in battle, with the ancient war goddess Enyo (his aunt) , as well as the goddess of discord Eris (both sisters of Ares).

So, basically Phobos was the malevolent god of fear and panic who brought alarm, confusion and dismay to the battlefields of mortals.

Timor or Timorus is his Roman equivalent. In Roman mythology, he has also been referred to as Pavor. These are also root words in Latin languages such as Spanish for words like “temor or pavor” meaning “fear”.

Historically, according to Plutarch, Alexander the Great offered sacrifices to Phobos on the eve of the  Battle of Gaugamela ( probabily asking for Darius to be filled with fear). This was believed to be part of Alexander’s psychological warfare campaign against Darius III. In fact, Darius fled from the field of Gaugamela, making Alexander’s praying to Phobos seem successful as a tactic.

Spartan soldiers would idolize Phobos, because he symbolized discipline, and consistency of the armed forces. Because Phobos and Deimos were key mythological characters of war, individuals would conduct sacrifices to their name on battlefields.

Fear continues to be a form of control used today, as we are bombarded daily with news of wars and violence, nuclear weapons; Hollywood movies of Armageddon, “end of the world scenarios”, epidemics, and natural disasters. The Greek Gods, used psychological warfare to maintain people in a state of anxiety, alarm, confusion and to promote panic.When people are kept in this state of confusion, they can be easily directed, controlled and manipulated.

Phobos (the god of fear) and his Terror family, usually all show up together at once, therefore, let’s keep an eye open for these emotions so we can identify them when they show up in our lives and maintain our freedom of thought. Only when we can see right through them, we can overcome them.

FEAR: ‘Fear is a false evidence appearing real’.  Let us then, seek the truth, find out what is real, and don’t allow public opinions, political propaganda, false flags events,  and mainstream news to sway us over.  The truth will set us free from the manipulation of the God of Fear and his family companions.  Let us use discernment and let the inner light of our hearts guide us.

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