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In Greek mythology, Pasithea (Ancient Greek: Πασιθέα, "relaxation, hallucination"), or Pasithee, was one of the Charites (Graces), and the personification of relaxation, meditation and hallucinations. The Charites are usually said to be the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, but Pasithea's parentage is given (by the poet Nonnus) as Hera and Dionysus. She was married to Hypnos, the god of sleep.
In book 14 of the Iliad, Hera promises her in marriage to Hypnos the god of sleep in exchange for a favor.
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Charis"
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