Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:24 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:28 PM
to elaborate who/what that is. In Greek mythology Nyx was a "goddess" so how up that humans didn't worship her (she was worshipped by the gods).
In the beginning there was only Chaos and Nyx (its debated based on version if chaos was a sentient being or just a state of the universe). Nyx had children, Life, Death, darkness, sleep, as well as Eurynome and Styx. In some versions she's also the mother of the fates, nemesis, and furies (Greek mythology like all religions has variations).
Nyx created Gaia, Uranus, and Oceanus (the Earth, sky, and ocean) so her children would have something to play with.
(from here most people know the rest) Gaia and Uranus bore the titans, titans bore the Olympians, Olympians bore multitudes of lesser gods and demi-gods.
To give some idea of how powerful Nyx is in this context. In one myth Hera has Hypnos (god of sleep, child of Nyx) place Zeus into a deep sleep as part of a ploy by the other Olympians to arrest power from him. (it doesn't end well), When Zeus goes after Hypnos he runs to Nyx for protection. Zeus is forced to retreat least he anger Nyx (who could destroy the entire world and Zeus as easily as Zeus could smite a blade of gras).
Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
If you'd like to read more about her: http://www.scarletim...m/pombagira.htm
Edited by KellyScarletRakoczy, 20 March 2012 - 06:59 PM.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:41 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:51 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:18 AM
Frigg is important(and powerful) because she ecompasses a deep and primordial feminine function in nature. Her role in the Eddas seems to teach young women of the pain and responsibilities of motherhood or matronhood. The Eddas paint her in mystery, and she seems to be a pained, stricken figure due to her posession of vast prophecy(which she keeps silent). Though most see her as the teacher of women, I see her as encompassing in all her aspects of queenhood. I see "Friggness" in politics and justice but also deep in the wilds of nature.