Greek mythology , EREBUS /ˈɛrəbəs/ , also EREBOS (Greek :
Ἔρεβος, "deep darkness, shadow"), was often conceived as a
primordial deity , representing the personification of darkness; for
Hesiod 's _
Theogony _ identifies him as one of the first
five beings in existence, born of Chaos .
The perceived meaning of _Erebus_ is "darkness"; the first recorded
instance of it was "place of darkness between earth and Hades". The
name Ἔρεβος itself originates from PIE _*h1regʷ-es/os-_
According to the Greek oral poet
Hesiod 's _
* ^ _A_ _B_ Ἔρεβος. Liddell, Henry George ; Scott, Robert ;
A Greek–English Lexicon _ at the
Perseus Project .
* ^ Hesiod, _Theogony_ 116–124.
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* ^ Peck, Harry Thurston (1897). _Harper\'s Dictionary of Classical
Literature and Antiquities, Volume 1_. New York: Harper. p. 620.
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* Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (1914). "Theogony". _The
Homeric Hymns and
Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White_.
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* Smith, William ; _Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and
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