Meaning: “Death-mist”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: ack-LOOS
Origin: Greek
Other forms of the name: Akhlys

Achlys is the Greek Goddess of the mist of death, the clouding of the eyes preceding death. She is the personification of misery and could also be the Goddess of poison. Achlys is often seen on battlefields spreading mists over the eyes of the dying. She was on the shield of Hercules and was depicted as a thin and pale woman with bloody cheeks and dust-covered shoulders. Achlys is supposed to be the first ever being created. She may also be one of the daughters of Nyx. Achlys is also a small genus of flowering plants in the barberry family.

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