The vacant and infinite space which existed according to the ancient cosmogonies previous to the creation of the world,1 and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose. A different definition of Chaos is given by Ovid,2 who describes it as the confused mass containing the elements of all things that were formed out of it.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.