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earth mother, distinct class, hemera, hades

The Primal Beings

Author: Gwydion

Compiled from Obsidian'sDictionary of Pantheons

Not arranged as a distinct class in and of itself, here is, even so, the catalogue of the first entities to manifest in the Hellenic
cosmology, and the sources for all the rest: Aether, Chaos, Erebus, Gaea, Hemera, Nyx, Phanes, Pontos, Uranus.

These beings have the following representations:


Aether
Upper Air
Chaos
Primal being out of which all else emerged
Erebus
The utter Shadow surrounding Hades
Gaea
The Earth-Mother herself
Hemera
The force and Presence of Day and Light
Nyx
The force and Presence of Night and Darkness
Phanes
The first light to emerge from Chaos
Pontos

Uranus
Lord of the Titans

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