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In Greek mythology, Achlys (Greek language: Ἀχλύς "mist") was, according to some ancient cosmogonies, the eternal Night (perhaps the Mist of Death, which clouded the eyes of the dying), and the first created being which existed even before Chaos. According to Hesiod, she was the personification of misery and sadness, a daughter of Nyx (Night) and as such she was represented on the shield of Heracles: pale, emaciated, and weeping, with chattering teeth, swollen knees, long nails on her fingers, bloody cheeks, and her shoulders thickly covered with dust.[1] If the former is true, then she may have been numbered amongst the Keres.[2]

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  1. ^ Scut. Here. 264, &c.
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Achlys", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, pp. 12, http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0021.html 

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Unassigned Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales
Familia: Berberidaceae
Subfamilia: Berberidoideae
Tribus: Berberideae
Subtribus: Epimediinae
Genus: Achlys
Species: A. californica -A. triphylla

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