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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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