|First mentioned:||"700 B.C."|
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.
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.
- † 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.