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Erebos, Greco-Roman, was thought to be a primordial deity who originated from Chaos and Nyx. Through an incestuous liaison with his mother he formed the first elements of the cosmos, Aether (light) and Hemera (day), in pre-Homeric mythology. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 78