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n. Greek Mythology
The dark region of the underworld through which the dead must pass before they reach Hades.

[Latin, from Greek Erebos.]


(Placename) Mount Erebus a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island: discovered by Sir James Ross in 1841 and named after his ship. Height: 3794 m (12 448 ft)


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the god of darkness, son of Chaos and brother of Night
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) the darkness below the earth, thought to be the abode of the dead or the region they pass through on their way to Hades


(ˈɛr ə bəs)

1. the underworld in ancient Greek belief.
2. Mount, a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island. 13,202 ft. (4024 m).
[< Latin < Greek Érebos]
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Noun1.Erebus - (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
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