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Mythology & Beliefs: Erebus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Erebus was the spirit of darkness; son of Chaos.

Erebos in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*)/Erebos), a son of Chaos, begot Aether and Heinera by Nyx, his sister. (Hesiod. Theog. 123.) Hyginus (Fab. p. 1) and Cicero (de Nat. Deor. 3.17) enumerate many personifications of abstract notions as the offspring of Erebos. The name signifies darkness, and is therefore applied also to the dark and gloomy space under the earth, through which the shades pass into Hades. (Hom. Il. viii. p. 368; comp. HADES. - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Erebus in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Erebus (pronounced /ˈɛrəbəs/), also Erebos or Erebes (Ancient Greek: Ἔρεβος, "deep darkness or shadow"), was the son of a primordial god, Chaos, and represented the personification of darkness and shadow, which filled in all the corners and crannies of the world. His name is used interchangeably with Tartarus and Hades since Erebus is often thought of as part of the underworld. Erebus married his sister Nyx (goddess of the night) and their children include: Aether (god of sky), Hemera (goddess of day), Nemesis (goddess of revenge), Charon (the Ferryman), Momus (god of satire), Geras (god of old age), Oneiroi (god of dreams), the Moirai (Fates), the Hesperides (guardians of the golden apples), Cer (goddess of death), as well as Hypnos (god of sleep) and his twin brother Thanatos (death)...

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