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Nyx the Goddess of night is one of the first-born elemental
Transcript of Nyx the Goddess of night is one of the first-born elemental
Family of Nyx
Impact on Modern Civilization
-Nyx contribution to makeup:
-One of the first-born element gods, her by herself conjured up a group of evil/dark spirits. These spirits consisted of the three fates: Sleep, death, strife and pain.
-Nyx is a god that represented by night unlike her shining opposite Hemera also known as the Goddess of Day.
-Nyx is usually portrayed as a winged goddess (as seen on the right) or a charioteer.
The parents of Nyx were her mother Khaos and her father Phanes.
Mother Khaos, whose name means space, gap, darkness and void, referring to Khaos as the space between heaven and earth.
Father Phanes who was the primal generator of life, and the driving force behind reproduction in the early cosmos. Phanes was hatched from the world egg
Phanes was the first king of the universe, who passed the "crown" on to his daughter Nyx (Night), who then handed it down to her son Ouranos (Heaven). From him it was first seized by Kronos (Time),
--Phanes was portrayed as a beautiful golden-winged hermaphrodite (a hermaphrodite is an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes) wrapped in a serpent's coils.
-Nyx herself is a figure of exceptional power and beauty.
-Nyx contribution to art:
she is seen at the side of the prophet Isaiah
-Nyx contribution to astrology:
-On June 21, 2006 the IAU renamed one of Pluto's recently descovered moons after Nyx, but they changed the "y" to and "i" to avoid controversy with the asteroid named Nyx.
-After Khaos created Gaia (earth), Eros (love) and Tartaros. Without a mate, Khaos gave birth to Erebos (darkness) and Nyx (night). From the love between these two, were born Aether (light) and Hemera (day; according to Bacchylides, Hemera's father is Khronos).
Hemera Goddess of Day;
Aether Goddess of Light;
Nyx's other daughter.