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Who was Night's and Erebus' child?

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alexlovesdogs | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 22, 2009 at 6:11 AM via web

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Who was Night's and Erebus' child?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 1, 2010 at 2:51 PM (Answer #1)

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Erebus (aka Erobos), the son of Chaos, was the primeval god of darkness. His sister-wife was Nyx (aka Night), also born of Chaos, who cast mists throughout the heavens and the earth to create darkness. Their three children were Hemera, Aither and Eros.

  • Daughter Hemera--the sister-wife of Aither--was the goddess of the day, dispersing the mists of darkness to create the dawn.
  • Aither created the upper atmosphere of blue brightness--the source of the light of each new day.
  • Eros was the god of pro-creation who generated new life.

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