To the Ancient Greece, ''Thanatos'' was the personification of Death. ''His'' personification in Art was seen as the first ''attempt'' by The Greeks in doing so. A slain Human Warrior (in battle), Zeus so impressed with His courage on the battlefield, gave him the task of collecting Souls for him to judge. Originally seen as ''merciful'', Thanatos took on a more menacing appearance when He began to take both the ''just and unjust'' to Judgment (somewhat ''cutting out'' Hades from one of His tasks). By the 3rd Century AD, Thanatos was portrayed as more a ''Cherubic Angel'' in keeping with the establishment of early Christianity.