Nyx was the personification of night. She rode across the sky in a two horse chariot drawing her dark mists across the sky. Daughter of Air (Khaos), she was the mother of Light (Aither) and Day (Hemera) and a large family of spirits. One of the most ancient of goddesses it was said that even Zeus held her in awe and feared doing anything to displease her.

"From Chaos and Caligine [were born]: Nox (Night), Dies (Day), Erebus, Aether.

From Nox (Night) and Erebus: Fatum (Fate), Senectus (Old Age), Mors (Death), Letum (Dissolution), Continentia (Continence), Somnus (Sleep), Somnia (Dreams), Amor – that is Lysimeles, Epiphron, Porphyrion, Epaphus, Discordia (Discord), Miseria (Wretchedness), Petulantia (Wantonness), Nemesis, Euphrosyne, Amicitia (Friendship), Misericordia (Compassion), Styx; the three Parcae (Fates), namely Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; the Hesperides Aegle, Hesperie and Aerica." -Hyginus Preface


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