Geras, son of Nyx

In Greek mythology, Geras is a personification of Old Age . Heracles is represented sometimes fighting with Geras or discussing with Geras.

According to Hesiod (Theogony, 225) he was a son of Nyx. Hyginus (Preface) adds that his father was Erebus. He was depicted as a tiny shrivelled up old man. Geras' opposite was Hebe the goddess of youth. His Roman equivalent was Senectus

Image of Geras Athenian red-figure vase ca. 500-450 BC. Rome. Museo Nazionale de Villa Giulia

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