GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

AETHER

Greek Light God

Also known as ETHER, AITHER

Illuminated God of the Upper Atmosphere

The son of EREBUS and NYX, he looks after the air the Gods breathe. Not the polluted old rubbish we have to put up with down on Earth; this is the Supergrade 5 Godstar variety. Very invigorating.

AETHER floats above AER and is illuminated with Heavenly light. He’s a very bright lad, and even on the clearest day we only see the merest trace of his splendor as it filters down to us. At night his mother NYX draws the curtains and the gloom of EREBUS descends upon the world. When morning comes, his sister HEMERA wafts away the murky mists and his radiant glow is seen again.

Attempts to discover traces of the aether on Earth were carried out by Michelson and Morley in a famous experiment of 1887. Did they find any? Nope. This non-result led directly to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, but dashed their hopes of selling bottled aether to the physics community.

AETHER FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AETHER
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Light
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ETHER, AITHER
Popularity index : 19634
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Article last updated on 19 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AETHER: God of Light from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 19 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 August 2014.

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