Who were the 6 original gods?

Escrito por: Peter Vermeeren



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In ancient Greek mythology, the first gods were referred to as the "primordial deities" or the "Protogenoi" (first-born gods). These deities represented the building blocks of the universe and were responsible for the elements and forces that make up the natural world. According to the most ancient Greek stories, the six original gods were:

  1. Chaos: the gaping void that existed before the universe came into being. Chaos was considered the first being to exist.

  2. Gaea (Earth): the goddess of the Earth, and the mother of the Titans. She was the one who gave birth to the land, the oceans, and the sky.

  3. Eros (Love): the god of love and desire. He was said to be the force that brought everything together, and was responsible for the attraction between all living things.

  4. Nyx (Night): the goddess of night and the personification of darkness. She was associated with death and was said to bring the end of all things.

  5. Erebus (Darkness): the god of darkness and the underworld, and the son of Chaos. He was the personification of darkness and shadow.

  6. Tartarus (Underworld): the deepest, darkest part of the underworld, where the Titans were imprisoned after their defeat by the Olympian gods. It was said to be a gloomy and gloomy place, filled with suffering and torment.

It's important to note that the ancient Greek mythology is not a single unified story but a collection of stories and fragments passed down through oral tradition and later written down by many poets, playwrights, and philosophers. So there are different versions and interpretations of the origin of the gods, and the concept of primordial deities varies among the sources and even between the different regions of Greece.