Aether, the god of light and air
Who was Aether?
He was one of the primeval or
primordial gods who was the son of
Erebus and Nyx. Erebus was the god
of Darkness and Shadows and Nyx was
the dark goddess of Night. Aether
and his sister Hemera brought light
and day to the world.
Aether and the Dynasties of Greek
According to mythology, Aether and
the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses
consisted of three major dynasties
from different generations:
The First generation of Ancient
Greek Gods were the Primordial
deities, to which Aether
The Primordial, or Primeval,
gods were those that existed
at or from the beginning of
time and resided within the
region of the universe known
as the Elemental Chaos
The Second generation were the
The Third generation of were the
famous Olympian gods
Aether Family Tree and Genealogy
The god Aether was worshipped as the
great god of light and air and was
the consort of his sister Hemera.
Aether and Hemera eventually
supplanted their parents to become
the most powerful of the primordial
gods. Each dynasty of Greek Gods
overthrew the previous generation.
The children of Aether and Hemera
- Tartarus was associated with
the abyss used as a dungeon of
torment that resides beneath the
Eros - Eros was the god of
procreation, a primordial deity
responsible for the union
between Gaia and Uranus whose
children were the Titans
Pontus was the primordial deity
who was associated with the sea.
The sea-gods were born from his
union with Gaia.
Gaia was the great earth mother.
The Titans were born from her
union with Uranus. The sea-gods
were born from her union with
Pontus (the sea).
The following Ancient Gods Family
Tree details and clarifies the
relationship between Aether and the
first primordial generations of gods