Oizys

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In Greek mythology, Oizys, Oïzys (/ˈoʊ.ɪ.zɪs/; Ancient Greek: Ὀϊζύς) is the goddess of Misery. She is the daughter of Nyx, the goddess of night and the twin of the god Momos.[1] Her Latin name is Miseria, from which the English word 'misery' is derived. She is also the older sister of the Greek personification of the day, Hemera. She is a minor goddess without a great cultic following, but a primordial goddess of misery and depression with a certain amount of mythological weight nonetheless.

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  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 214.