Oh, look at little Thanatos: standing all alone, hoping that someone else will die so he can fulfill his boring, old life!
Long ago, when mankind was still new to Earth, Thanatos stood alone outside of his large and darkened abode, patiently awaiting his next victim whilst staring at the dimly lit night sky, where the only source of light was from the sun’s reflection on the moon. During these times of emptiness and loneliness, he sometimes caught himself slightly envying the other gods’ and goddesses’ jobs--which was how he felt now. He knew he could never act upon these feelings, for his purpose on Earth (bringing the dead mortals to Hades' kingdom) was better than death or banishment from the godly world, and he was fine with this, but he still thought it fun to dream.
But, suddenly, he heard a mumbled--though still audible--yell coming from the East. Thanatos need not worry that someone of importance was in distress, for he knew who it was immediately: Momus, god of mockery, satire, and criticism--though best at mockery. He was used to these nightly visits from Momus, but that did not mean he enjoyed them. Momus used these nights as a way to laugh at Thanatos’ job, and Thanatos usually ignored him, but tonight he was sick about it.
END THIS NOW!
At these two words, Thanatos snapped. As Momus made it to Thanatos' home, he turned to face this abhorrent god and unleashed all of the anger inside of himself through rows of lethal powers.
Momus, quick and nimble as he was, was able to use his own powers to deflect those of Thanatos’. Now battling each other with the force of a thousand suns, Thanatos and his competitor were oblivious to the fact that Hypnos and Morpheus (gods of sleep and dreams) had followed Momus to Thanatos’ home by riding a cloud made of the dreams of mortals.
Trying to quickly stop this fight, Hypnos and Morpheus jumped off of their steed when close enough to the attackers. They shouted at Thanatos and Momus to stop the madness that was this quarrel, but the two battlers either didn’t hear or didn’t listen, because the fight went on.
Desperate for this fight to end before someone got hurt, Morpheus and Hypnos knew what they had to do. Once landing on the ground, both of them hurtled their magic at Thanatos' and Momus' with more force than both of the fighters combined, ending the conflict, but starting something completely new.