“The Fangs of Nyx”

 

Beware her maw.

Definition/Summary:

Mythology

Nyx

  • “Goddess of the night” She & (Erebus)The Darkness spawn (Moros)Destiny/Doom Even mighty Zeus fears her wrath
  • Nyx Mons a Mountain peak location on Venus. A moon orbiting Pluto also now bears the name

Expanded info:

  • NYX was the goddess of the night, one of the primordial gods (protogenoi) who emerged as the dawn of creation.
  • She was a child of Khaos (Chaos, Air), and coupling with Erebos (Darkness) she produced Aither (Aether, Light) and Hemera (Day). Alone she spawned a brood of dark spirits including the three Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain.
  • An ancient deity personified as the very substance of the night–a veil of dark mists drawn across the sky to obscure the light of Aither, the shining blue of the heavens. Her opposite was Hemera (Day) who scattered the mists of night at dawn.
  • Nyx is depicted as a either a winged goddess or charioteer, sometimes crowned with an aureole of dark mists

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