Uranus – The God of the Sky

Uranus is known as the primeval God of the sky because he represented the sky and all the heavens. He was also known as Ouranos and was believed to be the very first son of Gaia, who is known as the earth. Greek mythology states that Gaia created Uranus as her son without help from … Read more

Tartarus – A Deity Located Deep Beneath Hades

Greek mythology speaks of a deity called Tartarus which is considered to be a place of pain and torment. It is not clear exactly where or what Tartarus is other than the fact that it is similar to a dungeon that is used strictly for torture. It is described as a deep, dark gloomy abyss … Read more

Nyx – The Goddess of Night

Nyx was the goddess of night. Her name, synonymous with Night, describes how her dark light falls from the stars and she dictates to men and also to the gods. Not even Zeus wanted to upset Night, as the stories go. She was one of the most powerful goddesses to be talked about in Greek … Read more

Hemera – Goddess of Daytime

Who was Hemera? In Greek mythology, Hemera was known as the personification of day and one of the Protogenoi or primordial deities. As the tales go, she is the goddess of daytime. According to Hesiod, she is the daughter of Erebos and Nyx (Night). Nyx was the daughter of Chaos and the sister of Erebos. … Read more

Gaia – Goddess of Land or Earth

The Greek goddess Gaia was the goddess of the land or earth. Her name, (pronounced /’geɪ.ə/ or /’gaɪ.ə/) means land or earth. She was considered a primordial deity in the Ancient Greek pantheon. She is also often called a Great Goddess or Mother Goddess. Gaia’s equivalent in the Roman pantheon is Terra. Gaia is most … Read more

Erebus – The Son of Chaos

There are many Greek Gods in ancient Greek Mythology. From the main Gods to the minor ones, each had a name, a role and a specific story and history surrounding them. This makes the story of each God unique and important. Erebus was the son of Chaos, the void from which all things are said … Read more

Chronos (Kronos) – God of Time

The Greek God Chronos, is sometimes also known as Kronos or Chronus. He was not, however, connected with Cronos. The male deity from Ancient Greece was depicted with a long grey beard and wrinkly skin and is known as the God of Time. Chronos was the leader of the first generation of Titans and was … Read more

Chaos – The Very Beginning

One of the very first Gods to emerge with the creation of the universe was Chaos which was the “nothingness” from which all things that exist first appeared. The children of Chaos were formed with Gaia who was the earth being the first to appear. It is said that Gaea gave birth to Heaven who … Read more

Aether – The Soul of the World

Greek mythology portrays Aether as one of the first-born gods of the elements. He is one of the Protogenoi Gods, meaning that he was one of the first to come into existence. Aether represents and actually is the “upper sky” which makes up all of the heavens and the unlimited space surrounding the heavens. It … Read more