She was the goddess of the night, one of the primordial gods, who emerged at the dawn of creation.

Residence: Tartarus
Fruit and grain
Consort: Erebus
Offspring: Aether, Hemera, Morus, Apate, Dolus, Nemesis, the Keres, the Moirae, the Hesperides, Oizys, Momus, the Oneiroi, HypnusThanatus, Philotes, Geras, Eris
Roman equivalent:

Roman bronze statuette of Nyx, Getty Villa. (c) Sailko

She was a child of Chaos and coupling with Erebus (Darkness), she produced Aether (Light) and Hemera (Day). Alone she spawned a brood of dark spirits including the Hypnus, Thanatus, the Moirae and Dolus.

Detail of an Attic black-figure lekythos, c. 500 BC, depicting Nyx driving her chariot across the sky. Metropolitan Museum of Art. (c) theoi.com
Nyx and EoDetail of an Apulian red-figure krater, c. 320-310 BC, depicting Nyx leaving at the arrival of Eos. Metropolitan Museum of Art. (c) theoi.com

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