He was the god of darkness. He was one of the primordial gods born at the dawn of creation.
Siblings: Gaia, Nyx, Tartarus
Offspring: Thanatus, Apate, Aether, Hemera, the Keres, Morus, the Moirae, the Hesperides, Dolus, Nemesis, Oizys, Oneiroi, Momus, Philotes, Eris and Geras
His dark mists encircled the world and filled the deep hollows of the earth. In the evening, Erebus’ wife Nyx drew his darkness across the sky bringing night and his daughter Hemera scattered it at dawn bringing day.