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Apate was the goddess/personification of fraud, deceit, trickery, deception and guile. She was one of the evil spirits released from Pandora's Box. Apate is the child of Nyx, the ancient goddess of night before the Olympians took over, and Erebus, the ancient god of darkness. She was one of the number of beings trapped within the pithos given to Pandora by the Olympians, but was set free when Pandora opened the pithos out of curiosity. For several millennia, she roamed the Earth, sewing havoc wherever she went as she used her gifts to deceive mankind and to teach them to be deceitful..................more.