Apate was a deity in Greek mythology, the personification of deceit. Her mother was Nyx, the primordial goddess of night, and her father was Erebos, the personification of darkness. She was the sister of Geras (old age), Oizys (suffering), Moros (doom), Momos (blame), Eris (strife), Nemesis (retribution) and Keres (carnage and violent death). When the box of Pandora was opened, Apate was one of the evil spirits that came out of it. Her male counterpart was Dolos.
Apate Is also called Fraus, Apati.