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Erebus

(ĕr`ĭbəs), in Greek religion and mythology, personification of darkness. According to Hesiod, Erebus sprang from Chaos and was the father of Day. His name was sometimes used for Hades.

Erebus

 

an active volcano on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Mount Erebus, rising to a maximum elevation of 3,794 m, is composed of basalts and tuffs. Its main crater, which has a diameter of 850 m and a depth of 275 m, is situated at an elevation of 3,743 m. Below the main crater there is a smaller crater. Steam and gas clouds and geysers have been observed during eruptions. Mount Erebus was discovered in 1841 by a British expedition led by J. Ross and was named after one of the expedition’s ships.

Erebus

personification and god of darkness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 381]
See: Night

Erebus

god of underground darkness. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 319]

Erebus

Mount. a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island: discovered by Sir James Ross in 1841 and named after his ship. Height: 3794 m (12 448 ft.)
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En el principio solo existian el Caos y la Noche, el negro Erebo y el profundo Tartaro; la tierra, el Aire y el Cielo no habian nacido todavia; al fin, la Noche de negras alas puso en el seno infinito del Erebo un huevo sin germen, del cual tras el proceso de largos siglos, nacio el apetecido Amor con alas de oro resplandeciente, y rapido como el torbellino.
The perspective of Hades, like that of Helios, and presumably of Zeus (although he remains behind the scenes in the Hymn), focuses on marriage and its possible benefits to Persephone, rather than on the violence done to her and his keeping her in Erebos against her will.
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And up out of Erebos gathered the spirits of the dead and departed, brides, and unwedded youths, and old men who had endured much, and tender maidens with hearts unaccustomed to pain .