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  1. an ancient Greek goddess personifying night.
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Historical Examples of nyx

  • Every mill has its peculiar nykus or nyx, who must be fed and propitiated.

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    Henry W. Wolff

  • He had almost stepped upon her ere he saw her, lying beneath his cartoons of the sons of Nyx.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for nyx


  1. Greek myth the goddess of the night, daughter of ChaosRoman counterpart: Nox
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