Sunday 22 June 2014

Hemera : the goddess of day

                            In Greek mythology, Hemera was primeval goddess of the day. Hemera was the daughter of Erebus, the god of darkness and Nyx, the goddess of night. Hemera was residing with her mother in Tartarus, but the two deities never met each other in home. Hemera (day) left Tartarus just as Nyx (night) entered it, when Hemera (day) return Nyx (night) left. The night and day were substances distinct and quite independent from sun. 

                       Hemera was female counterpart of her brother and consort Aether (brightness).  Hemera was described as mother of Thalassa. In one version, Hemera was described as mother of Gaea (earth) and Uranus (sky). 


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