Chaos Never Dies Day

By | November 9, 2017

Chaos Never Dies Day is celebrated on November 9th of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to locate the origin of Chaos Never Dies Day. Chaos in Greek mythology and cosmology referred to a gap or abyss at the beginning of the world, or more generally the initial, formless state of the universe. In Greek mythoical cosmogony, particularly in the Theogony of Hesiod, Chaos is the original dark void from which everything else appeared. First came Gaia (Earth) and Eros (Love), then Erebus and his sister Nyx (Night). These siblings produced children together which included Aether, Hemera (Day), and Nemesis. Other cosmogonies, such as the lost Heptamychos of Pherecydes of Syros, also have the gods being born from Chaos, but in a different way. Later uses of the term by philosophers varied over time. In modern English, the word is used in classical studies with the original meaning; in mathematics and science to refer to a very specific kind of unpredictability; and informally to mean a state of confusion. Don’t forget to celebrate your chaotic life on November 9th on Chaos Never Dies Day.