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Fear is the state of being afraid. In some cases fear is the result of a lack of faith.

Fear is usually considered a negative emotion, but it also has a positive Biblical meaning, connoting a mixture of awe and respect: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10).

The Ancient Greeks personified fear as a minor deity called Phobos[1], who gives his name to one of the satellites of Mars.


  1. theoi.com