- an ancient Greek goddess personifying night.
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Every mill has its peculiar nykus or nyx, who must be fed and propitiated.Odd Bits of History
Henry W. Wolff
He had almost stepped upon her ere he saw her, lying beneath his cartoons of the sons of Nyx.Folle-Farine
Nyx, the sister of Erebus, represented Night, and was worshipped by the ancients with the greatest solemnity.
Nyx again, on her side was also doubly united, having been married at some indefinite period to Erebus.
- Greek myth the goddess of the night, daughter of ChaosRoman counterpart: Nox
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