Erebus

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Erebus \Er"e*bus\, noun [L., fr. Gr. ?.]

1. (Greek Myth.) A place of nether darkness, being the gloomy space through which the souls passed to Hades. See Milton's "Paradise Lost," Book II., line 883.

2. (Greek Myth.) The son of Chaos and brother of {Nox}, who dwelt in Erebus.

To the infernal deep, with Erebus and tortures vile. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Erebus

noun

1: (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day


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