Nox, The Goddess of the Night

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Now is a Roman Goddess, personification of the night, equivalent to the Greek deity Nyx.

A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). There was no known temple dedicated to Nyx, but statues are known to have been made of her and a few cult practices of her are mentioned. According to Pausanias, she had an oracle on the acropolis at Megara. Roman authors mentioned cult practices and wrote hymns in the honor of their equivalent goddess Nox (Night).

Featured image: Nyx, as represented in the 10th-century Paris Psalter at the side of the Prophet Isaiah

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