Blake Ward

Phantom Nyx - The Night Goddess

Artist
Blake Ward

Details
Bronze & 24 kt Gold Leaf Monaco 2014 Unique Piece Height 110 cm / 43.3 in Width 19 cm / 7.5 in Depth 36 cm / 14.2 in

Nyx was the goddess of the night, one of the ancient Protogenoi (first-born elemental gods). In the cosmogony of Hesiod she was born of Air and breeding with Darkness produced Light and Day first components of the primeval universe. Alone, she spawned a brood of dark spirits, including the three Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain. Nyx was a primeval goddess usually represented as simply the substance of night : a veil of dark veil of mist drawn forth from the underworld, which blotted out the light of Aither (shining upper atmosphere). Her opposite number was Hemera (Day), who scattered the mists of night, or Eos, the goddess of the dawn..