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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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