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"Light"; sometimes called Eros (not to be confused with the god of love).
First of all the recognizable gods, forefather of Zeus. Born a vast egg formed by Nux ("night") and Ether ("air"), Phanes joined with Nux to create Uranus ("Heaven") and Gaia ("Earth").
From: A Guide to the Gods, compiled by Richard Carlyon