|First mentioned:||"700 B.C."|
Chaos is a cosmogony in Greek Mythology.
Chaos refers to the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in the Greek creation myths, or to the initial "gap" created by the original separation of heaven and earth. Chaos means "emptiness, vast void, chasm, abyss", from the verb χαίνω, "gape, be wide open, etc.", cognate to Old English geanian, "to gape", whence English yawn. It may also mean space, the expanse of air, and the nether abyss, infinite darkness.
Chaos (cosmogony) is a creation myth, originally created by Homer (possibly) or Hesiod. Chaos, is the dark and endless abyss, so dark you can't even see yourself. We know that Chaos was there forever but we don't exactly know when Gaia, Tartarus, Eros, Erebus and Nyx came out from this dark and meaningless void.
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- Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
- † denotes the deceased
- Sorry for the closeness of the 5 names of the children
- Chaos was a dark and empty and never-ending abyss.