Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

EREBUS

Greek Darkness God

Also known as Erebos

Picture of the Greek Darkness God Erebus from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Primordial Darkness

He is the dark brooding son of Chaos. Even with the lights turned out, he managed to father Charon, Thanatos, Hypnos, Eros and the Fates.

His consort appears to be Nyx, the Goddess of Night. Although it’s hard to see what they get up to in the dark, we understand that Erebus spreads his gloomy mists to obscure Aether’s shining daylight... and Hemera wafts him away again each morning.

Erebus Facts and Figures

Name: Erebus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Erebos

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Darkness
Area of expertise: Darkness

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 2016


Erebus Relationships

Mother: Chaos
Consort: Nyx
Children: Aegle, Aether, Atropos, Clotho, Erytheia, Fates, Hemera, Hespera, Hesperides, Lachesis, Ossa, Penia

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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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