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In Greek mythology, Thrasos[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Θράσος) is the personified concept of boldness.

Although the word θράσος itself could be used both in the positive ("courage") and the negative ("over-boldness, insolence") senses,[1] in the only context where Thrasos appears as a personification (a daemon), it is definitely a malicious and suspicious being, mentioned together with Hybris and Atë and opposed to Dike.[2]

According to Euripides in his play Agamemnon:

But an old Hubris tends to bring forth in evil men, sooner or later, at the fated hour of birth, a young Hubris and that irresistible, unconquerable, unholy spirit, Recklessness [Thrasos], and for the household black Curses, which resemble their parents.[3]


  1. ^ A Greek-English Lexicon compiled by H. G. Liddel and R. Scott. 10th edition with a revised supplement. – Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996. - p. 804, under θράσος
  2. ^ Aeschylus, Agamemnon 763–771.
  3. ^ Aeschylus, Agamemnon 763–771.