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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.]
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(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
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Er•e•bus(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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|Noun||1.||Erebus - (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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