Encyclopedia > Erebus

  Article Content

Erebus

In Greek mythology, Erebus was a primordial god, personification of darkness, offspring of Chaos alone. He was brother of Nyx and father of Aether by himself and, with Nyx, Hemera, Moros, Charon, Eros and the Keres . With Nyx, he fathered Charon and Eros .

According to some later legends, Erebus was part of Hades, the underworld. It was where the dead had to pass immdiately after dying. After Charon ferried them across the river Acheron, they entered Tartarus, the underworld proper.

Erebus was often used as a synonym for Hades, the god.

Mount Erebus is an Antarctic volcano.

Aristophanes, Birds; Hesiod, Theogony.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
1566

... 19 - Prince James Stewart, later King James VI of Scotland and King James I of England and Ireland. June 20 - Prince Sigismund Vasa, later King Sigismund III ...