(Primordial Deity) god of nothingness (no.1)
Χάος (Cháos)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figuresThe personification of nothingness from whom all of existence sprang. Described as a void. Initially genderless, later on described as female.
In Greek mythology, Chaos (Greek: Χάος), according to Hesiod, Chaos (“Chasm”) was the first thing to exist: “at first Chaos came to be” (or was) “but next” (possibly out of Chaos) came Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros. Unambiguously born “from Chaos” were Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night).
The Greek word “chaos” (χάος), a neuter noun, means “yawning” or “gap”, but what, if anything, was located on either side of this chasm is unclear. For Hesiod, Chaos, like Tartarus, though personified enough to have born children, was also a place, far away, underground and “gloomy”, beyond which lived the Titans. And, like the earth, the ocean, and the upper air, it was also capable of being affected by Zeus’ thunderbolts.
According to Hyginus: “From Mist (Caligine) came Chaos. From Chaos and Mist, came Night (Nox), Day (Dies), Darkness (Erebus), and Ether (Aether).” An Orphic traditionapparently had Chaos as the son of Chronus and Ananke.
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