Greek underworld
The Greek underworld, in mythology, was a place where souls went after death and was the Greek idea of afterlife. At the moment of death the soul was separated from the corpse, taking on the shape of ...
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Persephone
In Greek mythology, Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəniː/, per-SEH-fə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη), also called Kore (/ˈkɔəriː/; "the maiden"), is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the qu...
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Shade (mythology)
In literature and poetry, a shade (translating Greek σκιά, Latin umbra) can be taken to mean the spirit or ghost of a dead person, residing in the underworld.The image of an underworld where the dead...
Pluto (mythology)
Pluto (Greek: Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. In an...
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Dis Pater
Dis Pater, or Dispater was a Roman god of the underworld, later subsumed by Pluto or Hades. Originally a chthonic god of riches, fertile agricultural land, and underground mineral wealth, he was later...
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Hades
Hades (/ˈheɪdiːz/; from Ancient Greek Ἅιδης/ᾍδης) was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. Eventually, the god's name came to designate the abode of the dead. In Greek mythology, Hades is the old...
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Eurynomos
In Greek mythology, Eurynomos (/jʊˈrɪnəməs/; Greek Εὐρύνομος; Latin Eurynomus) was the netherworld daimon (spirit) of rotting corpses dwelling in the Underworld. Eurynomos is either a minor figure who...
Somnium Scipionis
The Dream of Scipio (Latin, Somnium Scipionis), written by Cicero, is the sixth book of De re publica, and describes a fictional dream vision of the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus, set two years befo...
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Cerberus
Cerberus (/ˈsɜrbərəs/; Greek: Κέρβερος Kerberos [ˈkerberos]) in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed (usually three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" with a serpent's tail, a mane of snakes, and a ...
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Orcus
Orcus (Latin: Orcus) was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths in Italic and Roman mythology. As with Hades, the name of the god was also used for the underworld itself. In the later t...
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Rape of Persephone
The Rape of Persephone is a classical mythological subject in Western art, depicting the kidnap of Persephone by Hades.Examples include:
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Ploutonion
A ploutonion (Ancient Greek: Πλουτώνιον, "Place of Pluto") or plutonium (from the Latin) is a sanctuary specially dedicated to the ancient Greek and Roman god Pluto. Only a few such shrines are ...
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Book VI of the Aeneid
The Aeneid (/əˈniːɪd/; Latin: Aenēis [ae̯ˈneːɪs]) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he ...
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Lapis manalis
A lapis manalis (Latin: "stone of the Manes") was either of two sacred stones used in the Roman religion. One covered a gate to Hades, abode of the dead; Festus called it ostium Orci, "the gate of Or...
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Lemures
In Roman mythology, the lemures /ˈlɛmjəriːz/ were shades or spirits of the restless or malignant dead, and are probably cognate with an extended sense of larvae /ˈlɑrviː/ (from Latin larva, "mask") as...
Castor and Pollux
In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux or Polydeuces were twin brothers, together known as the Dioskouri. Their mother was Leda, but Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta...
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Proserpina
Proserpina (/proʊˈsɜrpɪnə/) or Proserpine (/proʊˈsɜrpɪˌni, ˈprɒsərˌpaɪn/) is an ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths and mysteries were based on those of Greek Persephone and her mother Demeter, th...
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Manes
In ancient Roman religion, the Manes /ˈmeɪniːz/ or Di Manes are chthonic deities sometimes thought to represent souls of deceased loved ones. They were associated with the Lares, Lemures, Genii, and D...
Tisiphone
Tisiphone (Ancient Greek: Τισιφόνη, "avenging murder") is the name of two figures in Greek mythology.
Tisiphone, or Tilphousia, was one of the Erinyes or Furies, and sister of Alecto and Megaera. ...
Katabasis
Katabasis or catabasis (from Greek κατὰ "down" and βαίνω "go") is a descent of some type, such as moving downhill, or the sinking of the winds or sun, a military retreat, or a trip to the underworld ...