He was particularly concerned with the jealous passions of love. In one ancient Greek vase painting he appears as an Erote , winged godling of love, accompanying Aphrodite. The female counterpart of Phthonos was Nemesis , the goddess of jealous retribution, who was sometimes concerned with matters of love. Callimachus, Hymn 2 to Apollo ff trans. Mair Greek poet C3rd B.
Zelos may have been identified with Agon , the spirit of contest worshipped at Olympia. He was also sometimes equated with Phthonos the daimon of romantic jealousy and was closely connected with the good Eris --strife as the driving force of competition. Hesiod, Theogony ff trans. These have no house apart from Zeus, nor any dwelling nor path except that wherein God leads them, but they dwell always with Zeus the loud-thunderer. For so did Styx the deathless daughter of Okeanos plan on that day when the Olympian Lightener called all the deathless gods to great Olympos Olympus , and said that whosoever of the gods would fight with him against the Titanes, he would not cast him out from his rights, but each should have the office which he had before amongst the deathless gods. And he declared that he who was without office and rights as is just. So deathless Styx came first to Olympos with her children through the wit of her dear father. And Zeus honoured her, and gave her very great gifts, for her he appointed to be the great oath of the gods, and her children to live with him always. And as he promised, so he performed fully unto them all.
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What does the Bible say about? And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
Phthonus, God of Envy self. Silent Killer- Sort of usless, the victim can jjust say "hey, I got killed by Phthounus". Needs a nerf.