In June of 2006, the International Astronomical Union named one of Pluto's moons Nix in honor of the Greek goddess. Nyx in Emoki Studios Edit Origin of Nyx Edit Personality And Traits Edit Abilities Edit Appearances Edit Edit Video Games Edit. Hypnos – Amongst the most famous of all children of Nyx was Hypnos, the Greek god of Sleep. God of War - E3 2016. On June 21, 2006, the International Astronomical Union renamed one of Pluto's recently discovered moons (S/2005 P 2) Nix, in honor of Nyx. Tier: 2-A. Daughter of Nyx (occasionally Atlas). Perhaps there is some truth to that, as she went to war against the gods alongside her children. Gender Nyx is the Greek Goddess of the night, and the daughter of Chaos. She rode a chariot made of shadow and carried a shadow whip to boot. According to Pausanias, she had an oracle on the acropolis at Megara. Alive (Possibly) Nyx does not like evil beings as they are the ones that wake her up most of the time. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. [5] Finally, Nyx bores the ferryman of Hades, Charon[6]. The name was spelled with an "i" instead of a "y", to avoid conflict with the asteroid 3908 Nyx. Nyx (Ancient Greek: Νύξ, "night") – Nox in Latin translation – is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night. She was always a rather mysterious character in the realm of the gods. Master Magician: Nyx can use Olympus Magic. Hecate, goddess of boundaries, crossroads, witchcraft, and ghosts, who was commonly associated with the moon. Log In Sign Up. [citation needed] Nyx occupies a cave or adyton, in which she gives oracles. 9 8 6 2 2689. Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. Cronus – who is chained within, asleep and drunk on honey – dreams and prophecizes. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library, Greek text available from the same website, Online version at the Perseus Digital Library, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nyx&oldid=984431861, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia, Articles needing additional references from February 2019, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2013, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 02:07. He had put Zeus to sleep once before at the bidding of Hera, allowing Hera to cause Hercules (who was returning by sea from Laomedon's Troy) great misfortune. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The parent of Nyx was Chaos. The home of these gods was Mount Olympus, except for Hades who is only allowed on Olympus once a year. These gods are the most important and powerful gods. Nyx, according to Hesiod’s Theogony, was one of the Protogneoi, the primordial first born gods of the Greek cosmos.To this end, Nyx was considered to be the daughter of the goddess Chaos, the very first of all deities. User account menu. Thanatos was the son of Nyx, the goddess of night, and the brother of Hypnos, the god of sleep. He had put Zeus to sleep once before at the bidding of Hera, allowing Hera to cause Hercules (who was returning by sea from Laomedon's Troy) great misfortune. Kruphix, god of horizons, is one of the very few who know the secret of how to enter Nyx and tear Xenagos from the stars. She was told to be very beautiful. Its diameter is 875 km. To find your Gods or Goddesses, read about all cultures, not just the ones you already know about. [9] This mirrors the portrayal of Ratri (night) in the Rigveda, where she works in close cooperation but also tension with her sister Ushas (dawn). Immense Darkness: As the Goddess of the Night, Nyx can take form of a spinning dark aura and is capable of cover the whole area with the darkness of the night and destroying magic barriers. Nyx in Emoki Studios Edit Origin of Nyx Edit Personality And Traits Edit Abilities Edit Appearances Edit Edit Video Games Edit. Nyx was the primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology. By Mike Greenberg, PhD May 23, 2020. Who was the turbulent, bloodthirsty god of warfare and weaponry? In ancient art, Nyx was drawn in three different … Ovid wrote: "May 9 Lemuria Nefastus. TBA Theme Songs Edit Edit Voice Actors Edit Edit Gallery Edit Edit. At Iliad 14.249–61, Hypnos, the minor deity of sleep, reminds Hera of an old favor after she asks him to put Zeus to sleep. Nyx has many children, however, most of them have no father, making them her parthenogenetic children. In the Iliad, for example, Nyx was so powerful that Zeus himself would not move against her, even when he was consumed by the type of anger that usually resulted in destruction. The first gods Olympians born to Titans Kronus and Rhea. Her home is in the depths of Hades’ underworld. By Mike Greenberg, … Examples include. In Nyx’s mind, her fellow gods always hated her. He had once before putting Zeus to sleep at the bidding of Hera, allowing her to cause Heracles (who was returning by sea from Laomedon's Troy) great misfortune. Later, on her own, Nyx gives birth to Thanatos (Death), Hypnos (Sleep), the Oneiroi (Dreams), the Hesperides, the Moirai (Fates), the Keres, Nemesis (Indignation, Retribution), Apate (Deceit), Geras (Old Age), and Eris (Strife) and others. Thus there was a statue called "Night" in the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Hades lives in the Underworld the rest of the time. Nyx (/ n ɪ k s /; Ancient Greek: Νῠ́ξ, Nýx, , 'Night') is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night.A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). Nyx is the Greek primordial goddess of the night and hellhounds. Nyx on rare occasions does not spend her time sleeping. Ares – Olympian god, son of Zeus and Hera. [14] The Spartans had a cult of Sleep and Death, conceived of as twins. In the Iliad, Hypnos, the minor god of sleep, reminds Hera of an old favor after she asks him to put Zeus to sleep. In his description of Tartarus, Hesiod locates there the home of Nyx,[7] and the homes of her children Hypnos and Thanatos. 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