Monday, 30 September 2013

Styx

Styx

Styx was the goddess of the underworld river Styx, she was also the personified spirit of hatred. Styx was daughter of Titan Oceanus and Tethys (Titan generation of Oceanides). By Pallas Styx became the mother of Nike (victory), Zelos (rivalry), Bia (force), and Kratos (strenth).

Styx was a firm ally of Zeus in the Titan Wars, who brought her children ( Bia, Kratos, Nike, and Zelos) to stand alongside the god. Zeus rewarded her by making her streams the agent of binding oath of the gods. When one of the gods was to take an oath by Styx, Iris fetched a cup full of water from the Styx, and the god, while taking the oath, poured out the water. In one version (perhaps in error) Zeus became by her the father of Persephone.



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