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General Info
Title(s) Goddess of Night
Consort Erebus
Parents Khaos
Sibling(s) Erebus
Children Aether and Hemera (with Erebus)


Nyx was the ancient goddess of Night. She is a shadowy figure in Greek mythology but from the extracts about her, it can be gleaned that she was a figure of great beauty and power.


She was born from the giant cosmic being called Chaos . She was a Protogenoi. She was married to Erebus (Darkness) and had many children with him. She is considered one of the most powerfults this is when Hypnos, the god of sleep and her son, flfrom Zeus because he put him to sleep on Hera's orders, so she could punish Hercules. Zeus found out about his involvement and chased him. Hypnos fled to his mother Nyx, whom Zeus obviously feared and respected ato some Greek articles, Chaos did not exist and Nyx, in fact, was the first divine Entity, promoting her power and importance.

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Nyx and the Prophet Isaiah

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Nyx's Children

Nyx had many children:

Notes and references

  1. Hesiod's Theogony

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