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Mythology & Beliefs: Chaos
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Chaos was a formless void; personified as first of gods.

Chaos in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*Xa/os), the vacant and infinite space which existed according to the ancient cosmogonies previous to the creation of the world (lles. Thmeog. 116), and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose. A different definition of Chaos is given by Ovid (Ov. Met. 1.1, &c.), who describes it as the confused mass containing the elements of all things that were formed out of it. According to Hesiod, Chaos was the mother of Erebos and Nyx. Some of the later poets use the word Chaos in the general sense of the airy realms, of darkness, or the lower world. - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Chaos in Wikipedia Chaos (Greek χάος khaos) refers to the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in creation myths, particularly Greek but also in related religions of the Ancient Near East. The motif of chaoskampf (German for struggle against chaos) is ubiquitous in these myths, depicting a battle of a culture hero deity with a chaos monster, often in the shape of a serpent or dragon. He is known as the god of darkness...

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