What is abyss?

  • (noun): A bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively).
    Synonyms: abysm

Some articles on abyss:

Abyss - Other
... In heraldry, the abyss is the middle of an escutcheon. ...
List Of Overlord Characters - Overlord Characters - The Forgotten God
... The Forgotten God is the Lord of the Abyss and main antagonist in the expansion, Raising Hell ... existence from the minds of the mortal residents and banished him to the Abyss ... not only punishing the deceased, but by also opening Abyss Gates to lure in living mortals and use their suffering as well to claw himself back out into the ...
Caleb Alexander (comics) - Abyss - Abyss in Other Media
... The character of Abyss related to the X-Men titles has been adapted for use in the video game X-Men Legends II Rise of Apocalypse ...
Chalk Cliffs On Rügen - Description
... for a foothold in the grass as a symbol of the transience of life and looks into the abyss opening before him—the abyss of death ... With her right hand she points either at the abyss or at the flowers bordering it ... In contrast to the men, who gaze either at the abyss or into the distance, she communicates with the other figures—whether she feels threatened by the ...

Famous quotes containing the word abyss:

    That’s another kind of prison.
    It’s not the prince at all,
    but my father
    drunkenly bent over my bed,
    circling the abyss like a shark....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    You have overcome yourself: but why do you show yourself to me only as the one overcome? I want to see the victor: cast roses into the abyss and say, “Here is my thanks to the monster, because it didn’t know how to swallow me!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)