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Chaos

This article is about the mythological concept. See Chaos theory for the mathematics term.
In Greek mythology, Chaos is the primeval state of existence from which the first gods appeared. The word "chaos" means "gaping void" in Greek. As a god, Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared. These first beings, described as children of Chaos alone, were Gaia, Tartarus and Eros, sometimes also including Nyx and Erebus. Ovid described Chaos in Metamorphoses as "rather a crude and indigested mass, a lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, of jarring seeds and justly Chaos named." According to some sources Chaos was the offspring of Chronos.

Ovid. Metamorphoses; Hesiod. Theogony. (123-132)


Also a cat Muppet character in the children's television show Sesame Park.



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