Monday, August 11, 2014


"I have haunted the tombs of the ages,
I have flown on the pinions of fear
Where the smoke-belching Erebus rages,
Where the jokulls loom snow-clad and drear;
And in realms where the sun of the desert consumed what it
never can cheer."
H.P. Lovecraft, Nemesis

"E′rebos, a son of Chaos, begot Aether and Hemera by Nyx, his sister. Hyginus and Cicero  enumerate many personifications of abstract notions as the offspring of Erebos. The name signifies darkness, and is therefore applied also to the dark and gloomy space under the earth, through which the shades pass into Hades." 
Sir William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

"The name Erebos was also used for the dismal, netherworld realm of Haides."

"Erebus was the primeval god of darkness, consort of Nix, whose dark mists enveloped the edges of the world, and filled the deep hollows of the earth."
Aaron J. Atsma, The Theoi Project: Greek Mythology 

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