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Tartarus
Tartarusgod
Biographical Information
Current Counterpart: Tartarus
Gender: Male
Status: Alive
Home: Tartarus
Relatives:
Physical Description
Species: Primordial Deity
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First mentioned: "700 B.C."
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The god and personification of Tartarus.
—Hesiod

Tartarus is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. He débuts, with his appearance in around 700 B.C. and is very briefly mentioned.

Tartarus is the primordial god and personification of the location Tartarus in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

In Greek mythology, Tartarus is both a deity and a place in the underworld. In ancient Orphic sources and in the mystery schools, Tartarus is also the unbounded first-existing entity from which the Light and the cosmos are born.

In the Greek poet Hesiod's Theogony, c. 700 BC, Tartarus was the third of the primordial deities, following after Chaos and Gaia (Earth), and preceding Eros and was the father, by Gaia, of his only son, the monstrous giant Typhon. According to Hyginus, Tartarus was the offspring of Aether and Gaia.

FamilyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chaos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tartarus
 
Gaia
 
Eros
 
Erebus
 
Nyx
 
 
 
 



  • † denotes the deceased.
  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • Gaia and Chaos were never married.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. And then out came from Chaos and Gaia was Tartarus.