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Title Night Incarnate
Relations Zagreus (Foster son)

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

Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Jamie Landrum
Darkness guide you, child. You have outgrown this house, of that I am now certain. Should you return again here, I shall keep you safe.
~ Nyx

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

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 holds a managerial role in the House (leaving bureaucracy and ruler-ship to Hades), and 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 adopted 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.

Dusa: Nyx disapproves of Dusa for her tendency to overwork herself and for associating with Zagreus. She later removes Dusa from her job without warning. It is when Zagreus intervenes that she is persuaded to allow Dusa to work in the House again, although not without "certain stipulations".

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.
  • Athena seems to be on good terms with Nyx, being one of the first Olympians to respond to the latter's plea to help Zagreus. At one point, she confesses that she sometimes envies Zagreus' relationship with his (foster) mother, having never had one herself.
  • 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