(Aether; Bright upper air) Greek Son
of Nyx (Night) and Erebus (Darkness); brother of
Ether was the personification of the upper air, the
pure, bright, and good realm where the gods dwelled.
He stretched between the dome of the sky, which
was the realm of Uranus, and the air close to the
Earth that humans breathed. Each night, his mother
blocked the mortal view of Ether, and each day Hemera
revealed his brilliant blue to the people below.
Some Greek poets and writers claimed that Ether was
the source of all life, the soul of the universe.
Ether was said to be the father, with his sister
Hemera, of the sea goddess Thalassa, and of many
natural forces, such as anger, lies, sorrow, and pride.