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Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses for Kids - Hemera
The myths and legends surrounding Hemera, the primordial goddess of day

Hemera for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Hemera, the Primordial Greek goddess of Day. Hemera was the daughter of Erebus and Nyx and the primeval goddess of the day. She provided the daytime which enabled mortals to enjoy a world of daylight. Aether and his sister Hemera brought both light and day to the world. Together they dethroned their parents, and seized the supreme power. They created Eros, Tartarus, Pontus and Gaia.

Hemera for kids
Together they dethroned their parents, and seized the supreme power. They created Eros, Tartarus, Pontus and Gaia. Read about the role of Hemera in ancient Greek mythology and her part in the Family Tree of the ancient, primeval gods.. Additional facts about the mythology of individual gods and goddesses can be accessed via the following links:

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Hemera, the Greek goddess of day

Who was Hemera?
Hemera was one of the primeval, or primordial, gods and was the daughter of Erebus and Nyx. Erebus was the god of Darkness and Shadows and Nyx was the dark goddess of Night. Hemera and her brother Aether brought light and day to the world.

Picture of Hemera, goddess of Daytime

Picture of Hemera, Primordial goddess of Daytime

Hemera and the Dynasties of Greek Gods
According to mythology, Hemera and the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses consisted of three major dynasties from different generations:

  • The First generation of Ancient Greek Gods were the Primordial deities, to which Hemera belonged
  • The Primordial, or Primeval, gods were those that existed at or from the beginning of time and resided within the region of the universe known as the Elemental Chaos
  • The Second generation were the Titans
  • The Third generation of were the famous Olympian gods

Hemera Family Tree and Genealogy
The primordial goddess Hemera was worshipped as the goddess of the day and was the consort of her brother Aether. Aether and Hemera eventually supplanted their parents to become the most powerful of the primordial gods. Each dynasty of ancient Greek Gods overthrew the previous generation. The children of Aether and Hemera were:

  • Tartarus - Tartarus was associated with the abyss used as a dungeon of torment that resides beneath the underworld
  • Eros - Eros was the god of procreation, a primordial deity responsible for the union between Gaia and Uranus whose children were the Titans
  • Pontus was the primordial deity who was associated with the sea. The sea-gods were born from his union with Gaia.
  • Gaia - Gaia was the great earth mother. The Titans were born from her union with Uranus. The sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).

The following Ancient Gods Family Tree details and clarifies the relationship between Hemera and the first primordial generations of gods and goddesses.

Ancient Gods Family Tree - Primeval

The Family of Hemera - Greek Gods Family Tree and Genealogy
The family members and genealogy of this primordial goddess can be established via the Greek gods family tree, providing an overview of the relationships between Hemera and the principle Greek gods and goddesses. Although Hemera is one of the lesser known ancient Greek gods she played an important role in the Greek Gods family tree.

Greek Gods Family Tree & Genealogy

The Greek Gods Family Tree

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