In the beginning there was only Chaos, the empty void of dark nothingness. Chaos was an immortal and his name meant void. One version of this story states that Chaos wanted company, so he decided to form Gaea (Mother Earth), Eros (Love), Tartarus (The Underworld), and Nyx (Night). Nyx bore Erebus two children: Aether (Light) and Hemera (Day). Without Erebus, Nyx gave birth to Ker (Destruction), Hypnos (Sleep), Moros (Destiny, Doom), Thanatos (Death), Momus (Blame), Oizys (Distress, Pain), Oneiroi (Dreams), the Hesperides, the Fates, the Keres, Nemesis (Retribution, Indignation), Philotes (Friendship), Geras (Old Age), Apate (Deceit) and Eris (Strife, Discord).