Nyx

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Nyx
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Title Night Incarnate
Relations Zagreus (Foster son)

Chaos (Parent)
Hypnos (Son)
Thanatos (Son)
Megaera (Foster daughter)
Tisiphone (Foster daughter)
Alecto (Foster daughter)

Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Jamie Landrum

Nyx, sometimes referred to as "Mother Night", is the personification of night and a resident in the House of Hades. She is the adopted mother of Zagreus, and the mother of twin gods Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), the Furies Megaera, Tisiphone and Alecto, as well as many others.

After Persephone left the Underworld, Nyx became Zagreus' main caretaker. She curried favor with the Olympian Gods and gave Zagreus the Mirror of Night to aid in his escape.

She seems to hold a management role in the House, as she can be seen giving counsel and direction to Megaera, as well as giving orders to and reviewing the day's work with Dusa.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

If given Nectar, Nyx will give you the Black Shawl.

After giving Nyx 6 Nectar, she cannot be given any more gifts until you complete a favor for her.

Once you have completed the favor, she can be gifted Ambrosia, although she does not give a Companion in return.

Favor[edit | edit source]

Nyx's favor is part of the Fated List of Minor Prophecies and requires you to reunite her with Chaos. At some point, Nyx will tell you that she has sensed Chaos' attempts to communicate with her. She will later inform you that the bridge to Chaos cannot currently be accessed through the eldest sigil in the administrative chamber, but you can change this using a certain amount of Darkness. An upgrade will become available at the House Contractor, requiring 8888 Darkness. Once purchased, Nyx will then use the eldest sigil to visit Chaos' realm, and you can even encounter her there in your run. When she returns to the House of Hades, her affinity gauge will no longer be locked, and you can give her Ambrosia.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...Mother Night, we like to call her, though rare is the occasion when she dotes on us. She has her many, many children to look after, many of whom reside now in locales beyond my reckoning, and perhaps beyond hers. Yet, nonetheless, she toils about the Master's House, and conducts such affairs that fail to reach his notice or gain his attention. She and the Master do enjoy a sort of harmony, for even as he tends personally to the dead, she watches over the domain itself. They tolerate each other, in respect of one another's power.'

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Hades: Hades and Nyx manage the domain together. They mostly tolerate and begrudgingly respect each other, though it seems that Hades holds some power over Nyx, as he controls the punishment of Titans and primordial gods. Nyx appears to have some kind of arrangement with him, to have avoided a similar fate for herself.

Zagreus: Nyx cares for Zagreus as if he's her own child. She fully supports his decision to leave, and helps him by giving him the Mirror of Night and contacting the Olympians on his behalf.

Megaera: Nyx is sympathetic to her daughter. She consoles Megaera and reminds her of their duty to the House.

Thanatos: Nyx seems to have a positive relationship with her son. He offers to help with matters in the House, but she instead encourages him to continue helping in his own way.

Chaos: Nyx is somewhat regretful about being so estranged from her own parent, as they have not talked to each other since the beginning of creation. If you help her reunite with Chaos, they will be able to rekindle their relationship.

Olympian gods: The Olympians look down on Chthonic gods as a whole. Ares mentions that Nyx is ill-liked upon Olympus, though he has always longed to meet her. Zeus seems to believe that Nyx is Hades' concubine.

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Nyx that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Nyx