Ae.ther n. Greek Mythology
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myths, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World; Book One of The Wheel of Time.
- personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness.
- a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves.