Introducing the Mascot of HD Halloween...
Thanatos: Ancient God of Death
Based on the greek god of Death, HDH President Michael Yannette created this character of Thanatos as a showcase to all aspects of HD Halloween:
Since the dawn of time Thanatos, son of Nyx (Goddess of the Night) and Erebos (God of Darkness) and twin brother to Hypnos (God of Sleep) has served as the harvester of souls, bringing the righteous to the gates of the gods... And the damned to his younger brother Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx in the Underworld. Long through the ages Thanatos has controlled the Nine Harbingers of Death, nine guardians to help their master with his work.
Over the millennia, Thanatos had his followers of the Order of the Nine build him grand temple in the ancient kingdom of Wallachia, a land of endless wars and death that lasted hundreds of years. A perfect environment of the order and the god of death to thrive.
After many centuries, Thanatos went into deep slumber as the Nine continued his mission, only appearing in times of great death. Now, Thanatos' Temple has been disturbed by an ancient evil that has sought to bring the God of Death back to the land of the living. One night during a ritual... the High Priest of the Order of the Nine was carrying out the annual tribute to their god on Walpugisnacht when he suddenly became violently ill under the persuasion of this ancient evil. Thanatos began to manifest but latched onto his his faithful servant to save him... and emerged from the High Priest's body. These dark forces have resurrected Thanatos and he can no longer rest until his dark master's will commands it.
Thanatos has risen to cultivate and cleanse the world of the damned... To what end, who can tell? But he arrived at the steps of HD Halloween, Inc. and has since become the face of the company. All the while, the mysterious "master" lurks unseen... waiting in the shadows. Do you dare approach Thanatos? Do you dare cheat him of his obligations to the gods?
Thanatos is available for photos at most HD Halloween Events. Please feel free to stop by our booths and introduce yourselves. Contests for best photos with Thanatos will be starting at New Jersey Horror Con in September.
Hope to see you ... around!
Divine Images of our God of Death!
Thanatos is the creation of Michael Yannette, any usage of photos or likenesses without the consent of Michael Yannette is strictly prohibited.