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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erebus  \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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Erebus 
  n  :  (Greek  mythology)  god  of  darkness  who  dwelt  in  the 
  underworld;  son  of  Chaos;  brother  of  Nox;  father  of 
  Aether  and  Day  [syn:  {Erebus}] 




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