American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The dark region of the underworld through which the dead must pass before they reach Hades.
- MountErebus A volcanic peak, 3,796.6 m (12,448 ft) high, on Ross Island in Antarctica.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology: A place of nether darkness through which the shades pass on their way to Hades.
- n. The son of Chaos, who married his sister Night and was the father of Æther (the pure air) and Day; darkness.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, a genus of noctuid moths. E. odora is the largest North American species of Noctuidæ, expanding six inches or more, and is of a dark-brown color sprinkled with gray scales; the reniform spot is black, with blue scales, and encircled with brownish-yellow. The species is found from Maine to Brazil. See cut under
- n. Greek mythology The personification of darkness and shadow.
- n. A volcano in Antarctica, named after HMS Erebus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. (Greek Myth.) The son of Chaos and brother of Nox, who dwelt in Erebus.
- n. (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
- From Ancient Greek Ἔρεβος. (Wiktionary)
“I caught the word Erebus a few times, but the rest, as the saying goes, was Greek to me.”
“Captain Ross discovered, in 1841, two volcanoes, which he called Erebus and Terror, after the names of his two ships.”
“Island and Cape Riley, which we called Erebus and Terror Bay.”
“Emulating their brothers, the Omnivatics formed a council they called the Erebus, not to oversee but to instigate further chaos.”
“Erebus is an active volcano, but Terror is quiescent.”
“Erebus is very different visually from Batman and doesn’t wear a cape but I guess he could be seen as a evil Batman version but there’s a lot more to him than that which I can only prove by exploring his character extensively in the stories for the readers to see.”
“When the precognitive leader of the Order saw Kenzi’s future – he was disturbed because Erebus is the complete opposite of what a Paladin stands for not to mention it’s the first time a potential Paladin candidate had been uncovered to be also a potential candidate to be the most powerful super-villain on Earth, Erebus.”
“I believe that the ninth member of the Erebus is the Omnivatic attempting to rule, and that Grant Baltzer is Novem.”
“Twenty years ago, the Justice Department built an asylum called Erebus to house the surviving atrocities from early experiments with cloning, eugenics and psi enhancement.”
“And that which the poets call Erebus, we know was spoken of formerly by Moses.”
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