In Greek mythology, Nyx means 'night,' and Nyx was the goddess of night. She is the daughter of Chaos, and oversaw creation. She gave birth to the gods Aether (atmosphere), Hemera (day), Momus (blame), Ponos (toil), Moros (fate), Thanatos (death), Hypnos (sleep), Charon (the ferryman of Hades),the Oneiroi (dreams), the Hesperides, the Keres and Fates, Nemesis (retribution), Apate (deception), Philotes (friendship), Geras (age), and Eris (strife).

Nyx is also a word for a Germanic water sprite. See Nixie for more details.
See Also: Nixie

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