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Nyx

Other names: Nox,[15A] Night[15A]

Alternative parentage: Eros (according to the Orphics)[15A]

Night personified, and its goddess.[15A]
Homer calls her the subduer of gods and men, and relates that Zeus himself stood in awe of her.[15A]
In the ancient, cosmogonies Night is one of the very first created beings. She is further said, without any husband, to have given birth to Moros, the Keres, Thanatos, Hypnos, Dreams, Momus, Oizys, the Hesperides, Moerae, Nemesis, and similar beings.[15A]
In later poets, with whom she is merely the personification of the darkness of night, she is sometimes described as a winged goddess, and sometimes as riding in a chariot, covered with a dark garment and accompanied by the stars in her course. Her residence was in the darkness of Hades. [15A]
A statue of Night, the work of Rhoecus, existed at Ephesus. On the chest of Cypselus she was represented carrying in her arms the gods of Sleep and Death, as two boys.[15A]



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