Greek - Female underworld spirits: winged. Creatures controlling destiny; Souls of the dead. These beings are said to cause disease among the living and to carry off the bodies of the dead. Some say that they escaped from Pandora's box. They are envisaged as tiny human figures rather like gnats. Occasionally called keres, ker or ker.


Greek - Violent death personified. In some references, referred to as Keres, ker, ker or keres.