Autophobia is a fear of being alone.
Bathophobia is a fear of depths or deep things, (for swimmers who dislike swimming over deep water).
Cnidophobia is a fear of stings. Surprisingly, there is no specific clinical phobia for jellyfish.
Dishabiliophobia is fear of undressing in front of someone, probably relevant when you changing by the side of the road in Sandycove.
Eleutherophobia is a fear of freedom. Seriously, are we ever as free as when we are open water swimming?
Eosophobia is fear of dawn or daylight. A bit difficult for an overnight swim.
Francophobia or Gallophobia is a fear of France or French things. That’s the Channel out then.
Galeophobia or Selachophobia is a fear of sharks.
Ichthyophobia is a fear of fish.
Kymophobia or Cymophobia is a fear of waves.
Limnophobia is a fear of lakes.
Megalophobia is a fear of large things and Mycrophobia is a fear of small things. Both are prevalent in the sea.
Ornithophobia is a fear of birds.
Osmophobia is a fear of smells or odours.
Thalassophobia is a fear of the sea.
I’ve seen Megalohydrothalassophobia proposed as a fear of the unknown and-or large objects underwater, a useful word for many people, but unlike the others not a medically recognised phobia. Yet.
- Ichthyophobia (lilyblu.wordpress.com)