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In Greek mythology, Epiales[pronunciation?] (also Epialos, Epioles, Epialtes or Ephialtes) (Greek: Ἠπιάλης, also Ἠπίαλος, Ἠπιόλης, Ἐπιάλτης, Ἐφιάλτης), also known as melas oneiros (Black Dream) was the spirit (daemon) and personification of nightmares.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Etymologicum Genuinum 151, with a reference to Alcaeus