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CHAOS

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Greek Nothingness Goddess

Also known as KHAOS

Shapeless Deity of Empty Space and Confusion

She — or possibly he — is a personification of the gaping cosmic void which existed before creation, an amorphous mass of unknowable zilchness.

The biography of CHAOS is a little chaotic — before the Universe began there was no-one around to take notes. But it seems that, in the beginning, there was a primordial emptiness. Over infinite eons this morphed into a huge wobbly state of random disorder. This was CHAOS.

Due to unspecified quantum improbabilities, a Cosmic Egg formed inside her belly. At some point there was a Big Greek God Bang. The Cosmic Egg hatched and gave birth to the Universe. GAIA and EROS were produced from the darkness. NYX also popped out and ancient Greek cosmology finally got going.

But the nature of CHAOS remains shrouded in obscurity. Is she (or he) even a deity, or just a concept? Nobody knows much about the Deity of Nothing, so perhaps there is nothing to know. If you know anything about nothing please get in touch.

In an attempt to pluck some order from the chaos, we have decided to classify CHAOS as an honorary goddess until it can be proven otherwise. Taking our cue from GAIA the Earth Mother, we hereby proclaim CHAOS to be Greek mythology’s official Space Mother. There are vast quantities of empty vaccuum out there and someone needs to look after it all.

CHAOS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CHAOS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Nothing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KHAOS
Popularity index : 70509

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Article last updated on 23 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "CHAOS: Goddess of Nothing from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.

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