In Greek mythology, Nyx was believed to be the mother of all living things. Her name means “night” in ancient Greek. Nyx was known as “the mother of gods.” She created all creatures using darkness as her substance.
Nyx was also known as a goddess who symbolized nightfall or sunset because she lived in Tartarus (the underworld) where there was no light at all except for that which came from her torch or lamp (some say it was actually part of her body).
Nyx was born when Chaos came together with Gaea (Earth) in order to create a powerful force that could oppose Zeus’ power over heaven. The goddess was one of the first immortals created by Chaos, and she was also one of the first beings to be given shape by Uranus when he separated Heaven from Earth during his reign over Olympus.
She is sometimes portrayed as a winged goddess, and she is often shown carrying a torch or a night-time sky in one hand while holding either a scepter or a small child in her other hand (usually Thanatos).
Nyx had several children who were born from her union with Erebus (god of darkness). They were Hemera (goddess of daybreak), Hypnos (god of sleep), Moira (goddess s of fate), Nemesis (goddess of revenge), Philotes. In some myths, she is said to have given birth to Moros (Doom) by herself without any help from anyone else!