These original gods were Tartarus, Gaia (earth), Eros (perhaps - also given as son of Ares and Aphrodite), Nyx (night) and Erebus.
Uranus is given as the son of Tartarus and Gaia; however, he is also given as the husband of Gaia.
It is to be distinguished from Tartarus, the place of punishment for the wicked.
He is described as a grisly monster with a hundred dragons' heads, who was conquered and cast into Tartarus by Zeus.
TARTARUS, in Greek mythology, the son of Aether and Gaea, father of Typhoeus and the giants.
In later writers Tartarus is the place of punishment of the wicked after death, and is used for the underworld generally.
And deep Tartarus is round about them."
Those who had lived evil lives were thrust down into Tartarus, where they suffered endless torments.
The gigantic enemies were defeated and consigned to Tartarus, at the gates of which the three brothers were placed (Hesiod, Theog.
2 Peter describes the place of their detention as Tartarus, and teaches that Christ's Parousia is to bring the whole present system of things to its conclusion, and the world itself to an end (iii.