From the Greek mythology, phobia is a derivative of the god of fear, Phobos. He and his twin brother Deimos are offspring of Ares (god of war) and Aphrodite (goddess of Love). They are both spectacular for their roles in wars. Deimos represents war terror while Phobos caused his opponents to develop a psychological fear. Whenever they ride with Ares their father in his chariot there is said to be Victory.
Being that Phobos caused his opponents to develop a psychological fear for war, his name was used to depict certain fears which could be a deduction from the fear of washing war enforced by the presence of Phobos.
Now, there are undoubtedly many related phobias that simply entails fear of a particular substance or reality.
The major phobias we have are the social phobia (fear of public speaking, meeting new people or other social situations); agoraphobia (fear of being outside), and specificphobia (fear of other items or situations).
Other phobias include:
Claustrophobia (closed-in spaces), coulrophobia (the dark clowns), acrophobia (flying), ornithophobia (blood, bird), Zoophobia (animals), gamophobia (commitment), arachnophobia (spiders), etc.
Causes of Phobia:
There is no specific known causes of all phobias. There is one that claims that it runs in the family blood line, others belive that phobia could be as a result of bad experience.
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