Her Roman equivalent was Nox.
Nyx could not die. This is because she was sent to Earth by the Greek Gods and Goddesses.
Hesiod's Theogony[change | change source]
Later, on her own, Night gives birth to
- Momus "blame"
- Ponos "toil"
- Moros "fate"
- Thanatos "death"
- Hypnos "sleep",
- the Oneiroi "the tribe of dreams"
- the Hesperides
- the Keres and Fates
- Nemesis "retribution"
- Apate "deception"
- Philotes "friendship"
- Geras "age",
- and Eris "strife".
In his description of Tartarus, Hesiod says further that Hemera "day", who is now Night's sister rather than daughter, left Tartarus just as Nyx entered it; when Hemera returned, Nyx left. This mirrors the portrayal of Ratri "night" in the Rig-Veda, where she works in close cooperation but also tension with her sister Ushas "dawn".
Children[change | change source]
Nyx had other children on her own. These were:
- Apate - the god of deception.
- Eris - the god of strife.
- Geras - the god of age.
- Momus - the god of blame.
- Moros - the god of fate.
- Philotes - the god of friendship.
- Ponus - the god of toil.