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Meaning of EREBUS

Pronunciation:  'erubus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day

EREBUS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: Greek deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Er"e*bus\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Greek Myth.) A place of nether darkness, being the gloomy
   space through which the souls passed to Hades. See
   Milton's ``Paradise Lost,'' Book II., line 883.

2. (Greek Myth.) The son of Chaos and brother of {Nox}, who
   dwelt in Erebus.

         To the infernal deep, with Erebus and tortures vile.

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