From Chaos came forth Erebus and black Night; but of Night were born Aether (5) and Day, whom she conceived and bare from union in love with Erebus.
But Menoetius was outrageous, and far-seeing Zeus struck him with a lurid thunderbolt and sent him down to Erebus because of his mad presumption and exceeding pride.
And in that Erebus
of the skylight room, she slowly raised her heavy eyelids, and smiled.
We know that in those Antarctic countries, James Ross found two craters, the Erebus
and Terror, in full activity, on the 167th meridian, latitude 77@ 32'.
We were approaching another range of mountains at the time, and when we reached them, instead of winding across them through some high-flung pass we entered a mighty natural tunnel--a series of labyrinthine grottoes, dark as Erebus
Through narrow, stinking alleys, black as Erebus
, he groped, and then up a rickety stairway, at the end of which was a closed door and a tiny, unglazed window.
Such a hush had fallen on the ship that she might have been a bark of the dead floating in slowly under the very gate of Erebus
He would weep till his cry came up to heaven, and then Jove would send me down to help him; if I had had the sense to foresee all this, when Eurystheus sent him to the house of Hades, to fetch the hell-hound from Erebus
, he would never have come back alive out of the deep waters of the river Styx.
Thus saying, from her side the fatal Key, Sad instrument of all our woe, she took; And towards the Gate rouling her bestial train, Forthwith the huge Porcullis high up drew, Which but her self not all the STYGIAN powers Could once have mov'd; then in the key-hole turns Th' intricate wards, and every Bolt and Bar Of massie Iron or sollid Rock with ease Unfast'ns: on a sudden op'n flie With impetuous recoile and jarring sound Th' infernal dores, and on thir hinges great Harsh Thunder, that the lowest bottom shook Of EREBUS
It had borne all the ships whose names are like jewels flashing in the night of time, from the Golden Hind returning with her round flanks full of treasure, to be visited by the Queen's Highness and thus pass out of the gigantic tale, to the Erebus
and Terror, bound on other conquests --and that never returned.
He got up painfully, looked at the flames, at the sea sparkling round the ship, and black, black as ink farther away; he looked at the stars shining dim through a thin veil of smoke in a sky black, black as Erebus
Sai further said that his next plan is to explore Mount Erebus
in Antarctica and then to do lava dive.