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|Primordial god of the upper sky|
Aether in battle with a lion-headed Giant
|Children||Gaia, Thalassa, Uranus, Aergia, Pontus, Tartarus|
|Parents||Erebus and Nyx (Hesiod) or
Chronos and Ananke (Orphic Hymns) or
Chaos (Ovid, Hyginus)
|Siblings||Hemera, Hypnos, Thanatos, Eris (Hesiod), Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos, Apate, Nemesis, Eleos, the Keres, Hecate, Alecto (variant accounts), Megaera (variant accounts) , Tisiphone (variant accounts), Lyssa, Apate, Dolos, Momus, Moros, Oizys|
Aether was God of the "upper sky" in Greek mythology. He was the son of Erebus and Nyx. Aether is one of the primordial deities, the first-born elementals.
According to Epiphanius, the world began as a cosmic egg, encircled by Time and Inevitability (most likely Chronos and Ananke) in serpent fashion. Together they constricted the egg, squeezing its matter with great force, until the world divided into two hemispheres. After that, the atoms sorted themselves out. The lighter and finer ones floated above and became the Bright Air (Aether and/or Ouranos) and the rarefied Wind (Chaos), while the heavier and dirtier atoms sank and became the Earth (Gaia) and the Ocean (Pontos and/or Oceanus).
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