In Greek mythology, Apate (Greek Ἀπάτη) was a spirit that personified deception, deceit and fraud. He was, along with his male counterpart Dolos (the spirit of trickery), one of the spirits that came out of Pandora's box. Both were sons of Erebo and Nix, or Nix alone, and were accompanied by the pseudologos (the lies). She had as her opposite spirit Aleteia, the truth.
The cunning Apate lived in the hills surrounding the city of Amnisos, for she had a predilection for the Cretans, famous shippers. And she especially liked to be near the false tomb of Zeus that was there.