The beginning of time and origin of the gods for the ancient Greeks is best described In Hesiod’s “Theogony”. So in the beginning there was Chaos, the Earth and Eros. These three primary deities had no family relationship between them, just appeared one after the other. Chaos was pitch-dark like a black spider with no sign of life. Absolute silence reigned everywhere. This scary, original creature was boundless; it had neither a beginning nor end. It was so vast, so if someone was living at the time and could fly, he would fly in all his life without being able to reach a peak sometime. But if that were the opposite, that if someone starts to fall in the pitch black void, Chaos, would fall in his entire life without ever having reached a certain end.
In the vastness of cosmic time ever came from Chaos without needing any mates, two strange creatures, the Erebus and Night. It was these beings and jet-black and dark with huge wings. Huge as they were, they erratically stood opposite each other blinking their black eyes, without word exchange. The silence and the solitude ruled the universe. The only difference they had from chaos was that they had a beginning and an end. They were indeed huge and would need someone to run whole months to get from one wing to another, but they certainly would find an end.
All this darkness and silence reigned until the Eros, the last of the three primary deities, walked between the two terrible beings. Under the influence of Eros the absolute coldness abandoned the two mysterious creatures. They shared their first words and so they were able to end the loneliness that had been seizing the centuries.
And in a moment that from this strange relationship sprang Ether. Bright and shining with transparent wings, he radiated the divine light in all directions. He was smiling and handsome with a huge body, but in harmony with members and white skin. He stretched his enormous legs in the entire universe and spread the sparkle in the pitch dark chaos.
But then a similar female deity appeared, Day. She was a Glorious, golden, daughter with snow-white wings; she immediately cast her eyes on Aether and smiled. He only saw one similar to him and rejoiced .The brothers playfully and joyfully brought happiness into the world. Chasing each other and played in the vast universe and hiding behind the huge meteorites.
The ether of the ancients symbolized the top of the atmosphere, which is the purest part of air. The day symbolized of course the part of the day bathed in light succeeded constantly by night. They say that much later in time through the dark bowels of the Night came Sleep and Death, two brothers who both have close relationship with each other and with people, as well as fraud and Eris (disagreement). The fraud was the goddess who seized intrigued people and lead them to lawless acts and cheats. The Randy Eris showed discord among gods and humans. Their children were terrible; Pain, Lethe (oblivion), Famine (hunger), Battle, Murder, and the Oath that so much afflict mortals in their lifetime. The Earth (Gaia) lying in the vast chaos after the birth of Ether and Day, gave birth without needing someone erotic desire, Uranus(Sky), the Mountains and the first Ponto(Sea) .At first Gaia gave birth to Uranus, which was greater than her and surrounded her entirely.
He was beautiful, huge and blue. So much charmed Gaia from her first son, who fell in love and mated with him. From this association came countless gods. After a long time since the birth of Uranus, Gaia gave birth to the mountains. Soon, however, the pain became unbearable; war was right in the bowels of the Earth, which rattled it. So, after some time huge giants with vast and sprawling bodies began to spring up on the surface. These giants were the terrible Mountains. The Earth never liked those children that were attached onto here after they were born. But she was forced to live with them forever and tolerate them, Every time he tried to drive them off her she was tortured by horrible pains. Eventually the Earth Mother accepted her fate. But to the earth, before recovering from the turmoil caused in the mountains, earth again felt something stirring inside her womb. This time the pregnancy was smooth and painless. The earth felt a pleasant tingling sensation and a murmur to be heard during the night and caresses her ears. She was certainly curious to see what creature would come out from the deep bowels. Soon the infinite Sea rose from her body.