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(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of the night; daughter of Chaos; counterpart of Roman Nox
The primordial goddess of night, daughter of Chaos.
Origin: From Νύξ.
Nyx – Nox in Latin translation – is the Greek goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified gods such as Hypnos and Thánatos. Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the Greek mythology the goddess of night, the daughter of Chaos (q. v.), and the sister of Erebos (q. v.), one of the very first of created beings, the terror of gods, and by Erebos became the mother of Æther, pure light, and Hemera, daylight, as well as other entities of note.
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