Ananke

December 11th, 2008 by sabrina

Ananke (pronounced a-NAN-kee) is the Greek Goddess of necessity. She is one of the first Goddesses, coming into existence at the beginning of time as a snake-like being, entwined with the God Khronos. Ananke and Khronos surrounded the primal egg and divided it into the earth, the heavens, and the seas. Together they created Khaos (Goddess of the air), Aither (God of light), and Erebos (God of darkness). In later mythology, Ananke was said to be the mother of the Moirae (the Fates).

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4 responses about “Ananke”

  1. Kimberly said:

    Love your blog. The Goddess IS Alive 🙂
    Blessings, Kimberly

  2. sabrina said:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Priestess said:

    Don’t mean to rain all over you’re parade but Ananke would be the Great, Great Grandmother of The Fates. Not the mother. Nyx and Erebus are the parents of The Fates. Chaos/Khaos is the mother of Nyx and Erebus. Adrasteia is the mother of Chaos/Khaos. And Ananke is the mother of Adrasteia. See where I’m going here? The Furies are the children of Uranus and Gaea, not Nyx and Erebus like some think or believe. And Khaos is not the Goddess of air. Khaos/Chaos: the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in the Greek creation myths, more specifically the initial “gap” created by the original separation of heaven and earth. From my research so far the Protogenoi (primeval gods)were from Ananke. She is their Grandmother and Great, Great Grandmother. She is the ULTIMATE Protogenoi (primeval goddess).

  4. Priestess said:

    I have yet to find who is the mother of Ananke. So currently, she is the main deity, so far.