Erebus (Darkness)

[aka Erebos] (Primordial & Chthonic Deity) god of darkness and shadow

Underworld Entity: (Ἔρεβος), the primeval god of darkness, his mists encircled the underworld and filled the hollows of the earth1)sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures#Chthonic_deities

Ἔρεβος (Érebos)2)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures The god of darkness and shadow.


In Greek mythology, Erebus /ˈɛrəbəs/, also Erebos (Greek: Ἔρεβος, “deep darkness, shadow”),[1] was often conceived as a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness; for instance, Hesiod‘s Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos.[2] Erebus features little in Greek mythological tradition and literature, but is said to have fathered several other deities with Nyx; depending on the source of the mythology, this union includes Aether,Hemera, the Hesperides, Hypnos, the Moirai, Geras, Styx, Charon, and Thanatos.

In Greek literature the name Erebus is also used of a region of the Greek underworld where the dead pass immediately after dying, and is sometimes used interchangeably with Tartarus.[3][4][5][6][7]

The perceived meaning of Erebus is “darkness”; the first recorded instance of it was “place of darkness between earth and Hades”. The name Ἔρεβος itself originates from PIE *h1regʷ-es/os- “darkness”[8][9] (cf. Sanskrit rájas, Gothic riqis, Old Norse røkkr).[1]

According to the Greek oral poet Hesiod‘s Theogony, Erebus is the offspring of Chaos, and brother to Nyx: “From Chaos came forth Erebus and black Night; but of Night were born Aether and Day, whom she conceived and bore from union in love with Erebus.” Hesiod, Theogony (120–125)[10]

The Roman writer Hyginus, in his Fabulae, described Erebus as the father of Geras, the god of old age.[11]

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Personal Information

Erebus (Darkness)
Name Erebus [aka Erebos] (Darkness)
Parents

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Geras (Ageing)asdasds   
Philotes (Affection)asdasds   
Momus (Blame)asdasds   
Oneiroi (Dreams)asdasds   
Moros (Doom)asdasds   
Ourea (Primordial Deity) 10 gods of mountainsasdasds   
Uranus (Primordial Deity) god of the heavens (Father of the Titans)asdasds   
Tartarus aka. Tartaros (Abyss)asdasds   
Pontus (Primordial Deity) god of the seaasdasds   
Nyx (Night)asdasds   
Gaia (The Earth)asdasds   
Eros (Desire)asdasds   

Children

Name Birth Death
Keres (Death-Fates)asdasds   
Moirai (Fate)asdasds   
Oizys (Distress)asdasds   
Apate (Deceit)asdasds   
Eris (Strife)asdasds   
Nemesis (Retribution)asdasds   
Thanatos (Death)asdasds   
Hypnos (Sleep)asdasds   
Hemera (Day)asdasds   
Aether (Heaven)asdasds   

Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Thalassa (Primordial Deity) spirit of the seaasdasds   

References

↑ 1. sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures#Chthonic_deities
↑ 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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