Moros is the offspring of Nyx, the primordial goddess of the night. Moros is therefore the brother of the Moirai, or the Fates. Moros' siblings, Thanatos and Ker, represent the physical aspects of death—Ker being the bringer of violent death and terminal sickness, while Thanatos represents a peaceful passing.
It is suggested by Gaius Julius Hyginus that Moros was sired by Erebus, primordial god of darkness, although in Hesiod's Theogony it is suggested that Nyx bore him by herself, along with his other siblings.
In Prometheus Bound, the titular Titan suggests that he gave humanity the spirit Elpis in order to help them ignore the inevitability of Moros. He is also referred to as "the all-destroying god, who, even in the realm of Death, does not set his victim free," further supporting his image as representative of the inevitability of death and suffering.
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