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The Protogenoi in Greek Mythology, are immortals who were the first beings to come into existence. The first, and main deity/protogenos was Khaos, also spelt Chaos.

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From the beginning, there was only an empty chasm, a great bleak darkness that was never-ending, her name was Khaos. After who knows for a how long period of time, Gaea, the personification of the earth rose. Then Tartarus and Eros, who was love. Following them was Erebos, who was darkness and Nyx, who was the night. In other myths, Chronos, who was the personification of time, produced Chaos, Aether, Phanes, Erebus, The Moirai, Hemera and Horae with his consort, Ananke, the Primordial of Necessity and Inevitability.

Protogenoi

  • Khaos, the great dark abyss.
    • Gaea, the personification of the earth.
      • Ouranos, the personification of heaven/upper air.
      • Ourea, the personification of mountains.
      • Pontus, the personification of oceans.
      • Nesoi, the personification of islands.
      • Thalassa, the personification of the sea.
    • Tartarus, the personification of the Pit.
    • Eros, the personification of Love.
    • Erebos, the personification of darkness.
    • Nyx, the personification of the night.
      • Aether, the personification of light.
      • Akhlys, the personification of misery.
      • Hemera, the personification of day.
      • Moirai, the Personification of Fate.
      • Moros, the Personification of Doom.

Protogenoi (Unknown/No Heritage)

  • Physis, the personification of Genesis
  • Ananke, the personification of nesecity.
  • Chronos, the personification of time.
  • Aion, the personification of eternity.
  • Himeros, the personification of tension.
  • Phusis, the personification of Nature.
  • Phanes, the Personification of Procreation.
  • Ophion, the Personification of Life.
  • Khaos/Chaos, the personification of the Chasm.

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