.My Goddess is Nyx
I am a child of the night and she is my mother.
She marked me at birth, On my back I have beauty marks in a perfect shape of the Big dipper and nothing else on othe parts of my body I have other constellations as well. The Night sky is on my body and so I always felt drawn to it.
I grew up in a Eclecticwitch family and practice regularly and Am a witch, and I am clairvoyant I’ve practiced for 20 years off and on, though the clairvoyance never stopped.
I see in every religion a deity of a maiden and God that comes in different forms, and so I learn everything I can to see how I can correlate the similarities and the differences. I am eclectic witch. Everyone has a different opinion and rightfully so. I am sorry If I offend any of you by this My main Goddess is Nyx. Nyx is my goddess and I love her dearly she is the greek goddess of the night and she is amazing. I first of all admire the night and always am happiest at night. The stars and moon on a clear night is my favorite. IN roman mythology she is known as Nox.
Nyx had prophetic powers, and gave oracles from a cave. Goddess of the night, she was also phychic, manipulating thoughts, bringer of truth. It was said she was older and more powerful than Zeus, who deferred to Her wishes.
Nyx resided in Tartarus, in the depths of Hades’ Underworld which Nyx shared with her daughter Hemera, the Goddess of the Day, though the two of them only met on passing during the transition from day to night. Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty.
She was often depicted as having wings and wearing a long black flowing dress and veil covered in blinking stars. She turns day into night by spreading her veil out over the sky and enveloping the earth as she rides through the sky in a chariot. She is usually seen riding in the chariot, trailing stars and painting the night sky accompanied with her two sons, Hypnos and Thanatos. She is intuned with cats and very powerful. She is forgiving loving and amazing. She is also the daughter of Chaos so she does have a bad temper.
Nyx is a good Goddess to call forth when you need to reach your original true essence and awareness.
Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified gods such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thánatos (Death). Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses. The pendent I wear of her in her true fashion I tuck it under my shirt because it is said she was a shadowy figure that came in glimpses.
This is the story of her life as told by the greeks. In Hesiod‘s Theogony, Nyx is born of Chaos. With Erebus (Darkness), Nyx gives birth to Aether (Brightness) and Hemera (Day) Later, on her own, Nyx gives birth to Moros(Doom, Destiny), Ker (Fate, Destruction, Death), Thanatos (Death), Hypnos (Sleep), theOneiroi (Dreams), Momus (Blame), Oizys (Woe, Pain, Distress), the Hesperides, the Moirai(Fates), the Keres, Nemesis (Indignation, Retribution), Apate (Deceit), Philotes (Friendship, Love), Geras (Old Age), and Eris (Strife).
Nyx is one of the ancient Protogeno, the basic components of the universe, the first born elemental gods and goddesses. She was actually not born on this Earth. She was born before the Earth, Gaia, was created. Nyx’s parent is Chaos, and her sister is Gaia, while her brother is Erebus. Together they were the universe to the ancient Greeks. Nyx is the the only goddess that Zeus feared because she was more powerful and older than him.
As a Protogeno, Nyx is mother of many deities. With Erebus she conceived Moirae, the three fates; Aither, the light; Hemera, the day; Hypnos, the sleep, and Thanatos the death. Some stories say she conceived Khaos the air with Hesiod. Others say she was a daughter of Khaos.
Nyx’s home is a gloomy house located in Tartarus in the depths of Hades’ underworld. During the day, Nyx stays home take care of her many spirited children. In the evening every day she leave her home to start her nightly journey. He travels cover the day with darkness to allow the world to rest.
Nyx is very different from most goddesses. She can either be helpful or harmful to mankind. Nyx can bring you either sleep or death depending on the situation. So if you are following Nyx from the house of night novels beware.
House of night novelles have given NYX more attention and the wrong facts about her other than she is the goddess of the night. If you believe in Nyx and actually know about her you would know the book just needed a goddess that represent night. Now because of this a bunch of teenage girls are acting like they know everything about Nyx from a book that gives no knowledge about her that is correct really besides shes the goddess of the night and Consort. They Don’t know that Nyx is short-tempered and Jealous and brings death. Be Careful what you ask for actually KNOW YOUR GODDESS AND NYX IS NOT THE NYX FROM HOUSE OF NIGHT!!!!
There are great things about her too I just don’t think that little girls that read the book expect to be turned into a vampire and marked with a cresent moon on their for head by nyx is not what will happen its not hollywood.
When you do rituals for any god or goddess there is a feeling you get of connecting to your Goddess and God but you don’t see lighting bolts or flashing lights or smoke (unless your at a bonfire) This is a way of life and not some trend…. anyway.
Stones Great for Nyx:
- Agate represents Nyx because it’s great for keeping bad dreams away it is a stone for the night & it can protect against stress. Agate is also a multi useful stone not just for that but for money, spiritual intuition, knowledge, Abundance, Psychism, Peace, Courage, Purification and much more.
- Moonstone &Rainbow moonstone
- Aquamarine is also used to honor Nyx.
- BERYL – This is one of the most powerful stones for nyx. The ruling planetary body is the moon. It is an ancient stone with so much power.
Moonstones should be used during a full moon. It’s said that moonstone is a reflection of the person who wears it.
A lot of Greek Cults worship Nyx.
My Room is dedicated to her. The Ceiling is all black with gold sparkles that represents the stars she trails by her chariot in the night sky. My Alter is all dedicated to her and so is the dressings of my room black curtains rods and curtains, my bedding is black with metallic gold trimmings from the mediterranean. Everything is for her. She is my Muse. The best time to worship her is on the new moon for darkness and full moon because that is when she illuminates the sky!
Choosing things that represent Nyx and Gods that go well with her or other goddess here is all the night deities from other cultures.but moon and stars are inside the realm of the night so would do well to go with nyx but, not over power her!
Each Goddess has a purpose and though they have many names the Goddess her self is still the same. Different Cultures have different names for Goddess’ for every type of situation and particular cause. Each witch is different and that is just fine! Also just because you favor one Goddess for you life path does not mean that you cannot use other Goddess for different spells. The Goddess I follow is the Goddess of the night. In Greek Mythology her name is Nyx.
She is the first Goddess I will write about then I will write names of Goddess’ for every thing and the different names from the culture they come from although they are the same Goddess. Actually in some cultures It is a god not a goddess!
A night deity is a god or goddess, classified in mythology associated with night, the night sky, or darkness. They commonly feature in polytheistic religions.
Special ways to honor night deities are rituals or Esbats or Sabbat on a Full moon, and rituals at night. Things that symbolize your Goddess and God’s deities like Nyx was always in the shadows and was with her sons in a chariot trailing a unch of stars behind her.
The following is a list of night deities.
Al-Qaum, Nabatean god of war and the night, and guardian of caravans
Lords of the Night, a group of nine gods, each of whom ruled over a particular night
Metztli, god or goddess of the moon, night and farmers
Tezcatlipoca, god of the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife
Yohaulticetl, lunar goddess known as the “Lady of the Night”
Shalim, god of dusk
Kuk, personification of the primordial darkness
Nephthys, goddess of night as well as death and birth
Asteria, goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars
The Astra Planeti, gods of the five wandering stars or planets
Stilbon, god of Hermaon, the planet Mercury
Eosphorus, god of Venus the morning star
Hesperus, god of Venus the evening star
Pyroeis, god of Areios, the planet Mars
Phaethon, god of Dios, the planet Jupiter
Phaenon, god of Kronion, the planet Saturn
Erebos, primordial god of darkness and consort of Nyx
Hecate, goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy
Nyx, primordial goddess of night
Ratri, goddess of night
Breksta, goddess of twilight and dreams, who protects people from sunset to sunrise
Nótt, female personification of night
Nox, primordial goddess of night; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nyx
Summanus, god of nocturnal thunder
Polunochnitsa, “Lady Midnight”, a demoness said to frighten children at night
The Zorya, three guardian goddesses, representing the morning, evening and midnight stars
More recent things about Nyx )O(
In 1997, the International Astronomical Union approved the name Nyx for amons (mountain/peak) feature on the planet Venus. Nyx Mons is located atlatitude 30° North and longitude 48.5° East on the Venusian surface. Its diameter is 875 km.
On June 21, 2006, the International Astronomical Union renamed one of Pluto‘s recently discovered moons (S/2005 P 2) to Nix, in honor of Nyx. The name was spelled with an “i” instead of a “y”, to avoid conflict with the asteroid 3908 Nyx.