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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.
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.