Goddess of the Night

And there, all in their order, are the sources and ends of gloomy earth and misty Tartaros and the unfruitful sea and starry heaven, loathsome and dank, which even the gods abhor. It is a great gulf, and if once a man were within the gates, he would not reach the floor until a whole year had reached its end, but cruel blast upon blast would carry him this way and that. And this marvel is awful even to the deathless gods. There stands the awful home of Nyx wrapped in black clouds.”

Nyx is a primordial goddess, the personification of the night and all that its concealment embodies. She was the only goddess Zeus was afraid of, and lived in Tartarus amongst shadows and monsters, far below Hades.

It’s said that those looking to create mischief are appreciative of Nyx, as are thieves and fugitives, for under the cover of darkness is the best time for such treachery. Night is also the time for Deceit, Sleep, Doom, Madness, and Death – the children of Nyx. Lovers enjoy Nyx because night opens up the arms of her child Love. That’s why many budding romances chose to meet when the stars are out.

She had numerous offspring, and was sometimes titled mother of gods and daimones.

5th and 6th Age

Nyx was a member of Hades‘ court, and dwelt in Tartarus amongst the most feared and abhorred of his subjects. She had great affinity and connection with the world’s supernatural creatures, particularly those most maligned, and as such had both a motherly and terrifying reputation. Hades’ will kept the Hekatoncheires — the guardians and jailers of Tartarus — in place, but it was Nyx who worked with them.

She mothered a great many children over her long life, and raised some of her grandchildren too, in particular the naiad of oblivion, Lethe.

Current incarnation: Nhysa

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