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Nyx
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Nickname:

Many over thousands of years

Gender:

Female

Age:

Ageless, Immortal (Goddess)

Hair Color:

Depends how she chooses to appear

Eye Color:

Depends how she chooses to appear

Birthday:

Eons ago

Occupation(s):

Goddess of the Otherworld and of Earth

Relationship Status:

Taken by Erebus

Family:

Kalona (Former Lover/Protector), Erebus (Consort)

Pet(s):

N/A

Enemies:

Neferet
Darkness, Kalona (Possibly Former)

Interests:

Protecting the Otherworld and Earth from Darkness

Affinity/Ability:

All Elements

Education:

None

Secret(s):

She preferred Kalona over Erebus centuries ago, before he fell.

Status:

Alive

First Appearance:

Marked

Last Appearance:

Revealed


Nyx

Nyx in Dark Horse Comics

Nyx is the goddess of Night in the House of Night Series. She is the personification of Night and is known by many names including Gaia, the name of the Earth Mother. In vampyre history, Nyx has been worshipped by all vampyres as the goddess of Night since ancient times by means of rituals such as the Full Moon Ritual, held in her honor each full moon. There are temples dedicated to her in every House of Night. Vampyres also honor her by living in a matriarchal society, where women have the rule, but men are honored and respected as guardians and companions and consorts.

Nyx gives her children many gifts and once she has given a fledgling or vampyre an affinity, she never takes it back. Those who are given such abilities often excel in society, becoming High Priestesses or Warriors. Nyx's greatest gift for her children is free will, as she often says herself.

Nyx has a consort named Erebus at she loves very much. Kalona was her Oath Sworn Warrior who was banished from the Otherworld, her realm, for loving her too much, but he goes back to the realm in Burned as a spirit under Neferet's orders to keep Zoey Redbird's soul trapped. Nyx then later banishes his body and spirit.


BooksEdit

MarkedEdit

Nyx first appears when she talks to Zoey after Zoey passes out at her grandmother's lavendar farm and she kisses her mark which fills in the crescent unlike other fledglings whose crescents are unfilled.  Nyx also makes Zoey her true daughter of this age and gifts her with an affintiy for all five elements. Nyx gifts Zoey with marks that no fledgling or vampyre, blue or red, has ever had whenever she proves herself. Nyx is mentioned afte she gifts Zoey with more tattoos on her face, neck, and shoulders for the circle casting she performed during the Samhain Ritual.

BetrayedEdit

At the end of Betrayed, she is mentioned after she gifts Zoey with tattoos down her spinal cord and back.

ChosenEdit

She is mentioned after she is gifted with tattoos on her waist.

UntamedEdit

Nyx appears to Zoey and Aphrodite and tells them that she still loves Aphrodite.  She also tells them that her mark was burned away due to her strong humanity and she still has her affinity for visions.  Zoey mentions Nyx to Sister Mary Angela when Zoey and Aphrodite volunteer for Street Cats which she replies that she believes that Nyx is an incarnation of the Blessed Mary.  tells them that Neferet foresaken and is no longer following the path of Nyx. Neferet tries to deceive everyone that she is Nyx Incarnate.  Zoey isn't sure if Nyx has given up on her, but notices the tattoos Nyx has gifted her with on her palms.

HuntedEdit

After Zoey along with Sister Mary Angela, Stevie Rae, Aphrodite, and Sylvia Redbird banish Kalona and Neferet she is mentioned when Zoey feels a warm tingling sensation and Nyx gifts Zoey tattoos on her chest.

TemptedEdit

Nyx is mentioned when Sister Mary Angela is saying about how she believes Nyx is the incarnation of the Blessed Mary.  Stevie Rae doesn't believe that Nyx is an incarnation of the Blessed Mary.  In the Fledgling Handbook, Mary is one of the many faces of Nyx as stated by Damien.

BurnedEdit

Nyx appears when Zoey's soul shatters and she goes to the Otherworld and when Kalona goes back to the Otherworld under Neferet's orders to keep Zoey's soul trapped.  Nyx then later banishes his body and spirit. 

AwakenedEdit

Nyx grants Rephaim with the form of a human boy at night because she sees a little piece of humanity inside of him. She also interacted with many of the main characters in the book.

RelationshipsEdit

ErebusEdit

Erebus was created by Mother Earth in order to satisfy Nyx's need and want for a playmate, lover, warrior and a protector. He was created in order to be her playmate and protector, but his identical brother, Kalona, was also created to share Nyx as well. Kalona was to be her lover and warrior. Erebus was never jealous of her relationship with Kalona, before he fell. Once Kalona fell, he became Nyx's Consort. Nyx never seemed to love him as much as Kalona, but she still bonded with him in a way she never seemed to bond with Kalona.

KalonaEdit

Kalona was created to protect Nyx. He loved her so much, it led to his fall in the first place. He became extremely jealous of his brother, Erebus, and of his brother's relationship with Nyx. He didn't want to share Nyx and he was banished from the Otherworld. Kalona still loves her deeply today and in later novels, prays to her for forgiveness.

NeferetEdit

Neferet was originally Nyx's High Priestess. She was well respected by others and worshipped Nyx. Neferet felt that she had the right to become a goddess. She also felt, during some flashbacks of her hard life in Revealed, that Nyx destroyed her life by taking away the life of her most precious cat. Nyx had gifted Neferet with the affinity for cats, which explained Neferet's harsh judgement. Ever since Neferet's attempts for world domination, Nyx and Neferet have become enemies. Neferet even tried to ask for Nyx's forgiveness, but Nyx refused.

Zoey RedbirdEdit

Nyx has Zoey Marked and then gives her many gifts, choosing her to lead her people against Darkness. Both have been bonded over the series after many events. Zoey often turns to Nyx for help and Nyx gladly accepts her plea.

Nyx's FollowersEdit

Nyx has been known for treating all her followers with love and respect. She grants all life free will and in return, expects nothing but love for one another. She continues to support her followers against Darkness.


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QuotesEdit

But remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.
— Nyx to Zoey Redbird in Marked.
Believe in yourself, Daughter, and get ready for what is to come.
— Nyx to Zoey Redbird in Chosen.
Nyx is the embodiment of Night, and very similar to the Earth Goddess, Gaia. She is everywhere. Nyx gifts fledglings and vampyres with special powers. She is not jealous or vindictive, but she does not tolerate liars and her path is not always an easy one to tread.

From the House of Night WebsiteEdit

Although Nyx is the embodiment of Night in a literal divine personification, she is actually very similar to what people typically consider the Earth Goddess, Gaia. Nyx is found everywhere, she is most powerful at night, which is why her special children have always been vampyres. Since ancient times, vampyres have honored Nyx by living in a matriarchal society where women rule, but men are honored and respected for their roles as guardians and companions. Nyx ensouls the earth – filling rocks, trees, rivers and mountains with her spirit. She is known by many names including Changing Woman, Gaea, A’akuluujjusi, Kuan Yin, Grandmother Spider and even Dawn. Often she gifts individual fledglings and vampyres with special powers. Those so gifted are also given the additional responsibility of becoming leaders among their kind such as High Priestesses or Warriors. Nyx is a benevolent Goddess. She is not jealous or vindictive, but she does not tolerate liars and her path is not always an easy one to tread. So, choose wisely...

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