The primordial state of the world and the universe is Chaos, the disordered
formless matter supposed to be in existence before the ordered universe.
This is where all the divinities come from. Often represented as an
indefinable, indescribable shape, it was capable of fecundity. It engendered
first the Night and later Erebus, the god of darkness, thought to be the
abode of the dead or the region they pass through on their way to Hades.
© Elsa Dax - Les Chemins de l'Image - 1999