Hypnos are recreational skates that have a frame which can be removed or reattached quickly without tools and a boot designed to be comfortable for walking. They are made by Rollerblade, and other companies make similar recreational skates. They are especially useful for skaters who need to quickly enter places where inline skating is frowned upon, for example stores and subway systems.

Hypnos is the personification of sleep in Greek mythology. He is the son of Nyx and Erebus, and the twin of Thanatos ("death"). Both he and his brother live in the underworld. He gave Endymion the power of sleeping with open eyes so he could see his beloved, the moon goddess Selene.

Hypnos is portrayed as a naked young man with wings attached to his temples, or as a bearded man with wings attached to his shoulders.

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