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Nyx, the Goddess of the Night

Greek goddess Nyx was the personification of the Night

Goddess Nyx was a primeval goddess and the symbol of night. Nyx was immortal because she was sent to earth by the gods. She was the goddess who could tame the gods and men.

The Family of Nyx

Nyx was born of Chaos and was the sister of Erebus, who embodied the dark silence and had fifteen dark children, including sweet Hypnos (sleep) and Thanatos (death).

Tartarus, the Residence of Nyx

Nyx resided in a gloomy house in Tartarus, in the depths of the underworld of Hades. Nyx shared her residence with her daughter Hemera, the embodiment of Day, without the two ever meeting at home.

The Transition from Day to Night

Nyx lingered all day in her house, taking care of her dark-skinned children. But when evening came, Nyx left her house to set out on her nightly journey. On her way, she met Hemera, the day returning home from her daily journey, and they greeted each other peacefully.

Roman name: Nox

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