Talk:Aether (mythology)

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I removed the sentence "He is the soul of the World and all life emanates from him." as it strikes me as extremely dubious (if not plain false) as far as the "mainstream" Homeric-Hesiodic cosmology is concerned. As the Aether's role in Orphism is mentioned in the following paragraph, I think this is warranted. (talk) 07:42, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Source missing[edit]

The text says "another source tells us that it is just Uranus who is his child." This fragment of needs a source.

What is the rational explanation behind the co-existence of Aether and Uranus as two gods of the sky?

ICE77 (talk) 00:41, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


Aether is also an important element in Hindu and Buddhist mythology — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

I think you want Aether (classical element), yes? There's also Classical element#Classical elements in Hinduism & Classical element#Buddhist elements...
One thing to keep in mind when editing the first paragraph of an article is the guidelines at WP:LEAD. Because it's meant to summarize the content of the article, it's better to add cited content in the body article prior to noting it in the lead. Also, please take care to preserve existing material. Thanks.—Machine Elf 1735 03:22, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Alternate name 'Acmon'[edit]

In the first line of the article, it was stated that Aether was «also known as Acmon»; however, there was no reference to back this statement. I checked here -which is an external link provided in the article itself- and here and found that Acmon is never stated to be another name for Aether (and, even if it was, it would be not relevant since apparently it was far from spread). I also looked for Acmon and found this where no reference to Aether is present. So I've come to the conclusion that the info was wrong and, anyway, it was not encyclopedically relevant and only going to give a false information and/or confuse the readers about the topic; hence I removed those words from the article. Exhululath (talk) 03:18, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

The Theoi page does cite a couple of sources referring to Aether as "Akmon", though it doesn't seem to be a particularly common use. —Flax5 09:44, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

"Elementals" wrong redirection[edit]

The word "elementals" in the first paragraph refers to the 16th century use of the word, but the mythology is older than that. Surely this cannot be correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Plato's myth of Er[edit]

What is its relevance to Aether? It is not mentioned in that myth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 30 June 2013 (UTC)