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Nyx

Nyx is the ancient Goddess of night in Greek mythology, daughter of Khaos. She is a primal ancestress, and mother of many Deities by Her brother Erebos (Darkness). Her children are for the most part dark sorts and include the Moirai (the three Fates), Nemesis (justice and divine retribution), winged Hypnos (Sleep) and His brother Thanatos (Death), Moros (Doom), the Keres, Goddesses of violent death, Oizys (Misery), the Hesperides who guarded the golden apples, Deceit, Friendship, Old Age and Eris (Strife, sometimes said to be a daughter of Hera).

She was depicted as riding in a chariot, trailing stars and bringing the night, and accompanied by Her sons Hypnos and Thanatos. She could be helpful or harmful to humankind, bringing either sleep or death.

Nyx had prophetic powers, and gave oracles from a cave. She was older and more powerful than Zeus, who deferred to Her wishes.

Drawing this card signifies a time of sleep and rest, or a time of completion.



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