Penthos was the spirit of grief, lamentation, and mourning.
After the Titanomachy, Zeus began giving domains to the gods, goddesses, and spirits. However, Penthos was not there so Hades became the god of grief while Penthos remained the spirit of mourning, grief, and lamentation.
- Penthos tended to victimize the same people.
- He favored people who cried for their deceased loved ones.