Oizys (Greek Ὀϊζύς, latin Miseria ) In Greek mythology, the personification of grief and misery.

According to Hesiod's Theogony she is the daughter of Nyx, goddess of night, the Oizys gave birth without a father, together with, for example, momos. Oizys is there described as painful.

In Roman mythology, the Oizys corresponded to the Miseria. In Cicero De natura deorum ( " On the Nature of the Gods" ) dating from the 1st century BC, it is the daughter of Nyx ( Latin: Nox ) and Erebus ( Latin: Erebus ), the god of darkness, born. In Hyginus Mythographus Miseria is also a daughter of Nox and Erebus.


  • Hesiod Theogony 214
  • Cicero De Natura Deorum 3,17,44
  • Hyginus Fabulae Mythographus Praefatio