Erebus and Hemera



EREBUS was one of the oldest ancient Greek gods, one of the sons of the first goddess Chaos or Khaos. In mythology, his most common mistress was the goddess Nyx. One of his other sisters was Gaia, the goddess of the Earth. Erebus was the father of many gods and goddesses, including Hemera. 

Erebus was the Greek god of the Underworld and his name meant “place of darkness between earth and Hades.” His name was often used to refer to part of the Greek Underworld where the spirits of the dead pass after they leave the living bodies. 

HEMERA was the the primordial goddess of the day. She was a daughter of Erebus and Nyx and the sister and wife of Aither(Aether, Heavenly Light).

Every evening Hemera's mother Nyx drew her dark veil across the sky, obscuring the shining blue of the heavenly ether (aither), and bringing night to earth. With each morn Hemera dispersed her mother's mists, bathing the earth again in the light of the ether. In the ancient cosmogonies night and day were actual substances distinct and independent of the sun. The sun ruled the day but was not its source.

Both vases are build by hand out of stoneware clay. The shape might refer to ancient greek architecture and its most distinctive, load-bearing element - the pillars. Erebus made of black clay is partly covered in vulcanic black glaze, Hemera wears the color of aegean deep blue sea.

Size:

Erebus Ø - 2Ocm; ↨ - 40cm

Hemera Ø - 17cm; ↨ - 33cm

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