Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Nyx

Nyx is the Greek goddess of night. The Romans knew her as Nox.

Appearance: A winged woman, or else a woman riding in a flying chariot, draping her black, star-studded veil across the sky. For images of Nyx, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

Lore: Nyx is a primordial goddess, one of the first beings to emerge from Chaos in the ancient Greek creation myths. Nyx is the mother of most of the 'dark gods' in Greek mythology. According to Hesiod, Nyx has a home in Tartarus, the Greek version of Hell, which she shares with Hemera, Nyx's opposite and goddess of the day. Nyx and Hemera only meet in passing as only one can remain in the home while the other travels the earth.

Powers: As a primordial goddess, Nyx is extremely powerful, so much so that even Zeus the King of the gods, fears her. Nyx is believed to possess exceptional oracular abilities.

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