Talk:Chaos (cosmogony)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Greece (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Greece, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Greece on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is part of the WikiProject for Classical Greece and Rome, a group of contributors who write Wikipedia's Classics articles. If you would like to join the WikiProject or learn how to contribute, please see our project page. If you need assistance from a classicist, please see our talk page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Mythology (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is supported by WikiProject Mythology. This project provides a central approach to Mythology-related subjects on Wikipedia. Please participate by editing the article, and help us assess and improve articles to good and 1.0 standards, or visit the WikiProject page for more details.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Comments[edit]

This article, Chaos (mythology) should rightly be entitled just [le should be merged here, and this one moved there. All uses of the word stem from this use, and most links on Chaos point here. There is already an excellent disambiguation page explaining the off-stemming uses. Thoughts, anyone?  - C. dentata Chestnut.png 21:06, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Support. A "mythology" section would be better than a whole separate article, considering how short each article is. -Silence 04:32, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Agreed. One article titled Chaos with a mythology section would make the most sense. ♠ Åpeirophobia ♠ 05:31, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Jordansc 05:51, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Singularity Parallel?[edit]

I was thinking that Chaos and the World Egg seem to heavily parallel the Big Bang theory's tiny "Singularity" from which the cosmos expanded. Even the areas of the World Egg which deal with the Egg or the creator creature's parts spewing everywhere are similar to the Singularity's distribution of matter in the Universe. --IronMaidenRocks 10:33, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

relevance ?[edit]

of this: ---Chaos is also a character in John Milton's Paradise Lost.--- i mean seriously, how is this relevant ? Tyriel 16:43, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

It is. IPSOS (talk) 01:56, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Chaos in Paradise Lost isn't exactly a "character" in the usual sense, but a personification (sort of) of the chaos discussed on this page. 24.58.72.221 01:23, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Uranus?[edit]

I'm confused. Wasn't Uranus spawned from Chaos as well, being Gaia's husband, who then had the children of Cronos, Rhea, Cyclops, 1000-armed men, etc.? I'm not confidently sure on that, so I don't want to put it in until confirmed. Is this right? Orcahuman 22:28, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually yes Uranus is spawned from chaos but is also known as Ouranos, which was listed Faqu2mofo (talk) 13:52, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't give a shit, shit, SHIT! Codezy (talk) 14:07, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

In Hesiod, Ouranos was the son of Gaea NOT Chaos. She was able to give birth to him with no partner. The Titans were their children. Also, this article states that Hesiod calls Gaea a child of Chaos in the Theogony, yet this is not true. It simply says Gaea is the second entity to be created. The first was Chaos. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.173.10 (talk) 05:19, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

This is true - Gaia was the successor of Chaos, not its offspring. Check [[1]] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.143.189.120 (talk) 21:37, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Source for sentence and new article creation[edit]

This article says that "Chaos was also personified as a primal deity in Greek mythology, as the first of the Protogenoi and the god of the air." Since Aether is the god of light/sky, I believe a source is needed for the sentence. I never read of Chaos as a god of air before.

The section called "Greco-Roman tradition" also talks about Greek mythology. I think this section should be used to make an article dedicated to Chaos (mythology). Atlas, Iapetus or Themis and many other gods, people and heroes have a dedicated article. I don't see why Chaos shouldn't have one.

ICE77 (talk) 03:08, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Chaoskampf — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.3.9.254 (talk) 00:11, 5 December 2013 (UTC)