Erebus is the Protogenos of Darkness and a Son of Chaos. He is the personification of all darkness in the world, and he holds dominion over shadows and dark creatures. Despite this, he is not a vengeful deity and prefers to leave people in peace. Darkness, as he sees it, is not an aggressive force. Much like shadows around a campfire, he recedes when in the presence of light and does not try to consume and attack the way light often does. During the First Titanomachy, he sided with the gods and helped them overthrow the titans. As such, he was invited to live in the Underworld--as it is among the darkest places in the universe. He also holds a place of prestige among the Court of the Dead, and he is one of Hades' most trusted advisors.