In Greek mythology, Oizys (/ˈɪzɪs/; Ancient Greek: Ὀϊζύς) is the goddess of misery, anxiety, grief, and depression. 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 younger sister of the Greek personification of the day, Hemera. She is a minor goddess without a great cult following, but a primordial goddess of misery and depression with a certain amount of mythological weight nonetheless.


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 214.