Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. One day, when she was collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, the earth suddenly opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her.

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Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. One day, when she was collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, the earth suddenly opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her.

Celtic Mythology: The GWRAGEDD ANNWN [wives of the underworld] were lake-sirens in Wales. These lovely creatures are known to choose mortal men as their husbands. One legend has it that they live in a sunken city in one of the many lakes in Wales. People claim to have seen towers under water and heard the chiming of bells.

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Celtic Mythology: The GWRAGEDD ANNWN [wives of the underworld] were lake-sirens in Wales. These lovely creatures are known to choose mortal men as their husbands. One legend has it that they live in a sunken city in one of the many lakes in Wales. People claim to have seen towers under water and heard the chiming of bells.

Ereshkigal- Sumerian myth: goddess of the dead and ruler of the underworld. She was the only one who could pass judgement and enact laws in her kingdom.

Ereshkigal- Sumerian myth: goddess of the dead and ruler of the underworld. She was the only one who could pass judgement and enact laws in her kingdom.

THE ERINYES (also called The Furies) were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child–for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son…

THE ERINYES (also called The Furies) were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child–for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son…

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Hades (also known as Haides, Aides, Aidoneus, or Ἁδης) was King of the Underworld and God of death and the dead.   He presided over funeral rites and defended the rights of the dead. Hades was also the God of the hidden wealth of the earth presiding over its treasures. From the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals, he reigned over them all.  Upon his birth, Hades was devoured by Kronos along with four of his siblings. Zeus later...

Hades (also known as Haides, Aides, Aidoneus, or Ἁδης) was King of the Underworld and God of death and the dead. He presided over funeral rites and defended the rights of the dead. Hades was also the God of the hidden wealth of the earth presiding over its treasures. From the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals, he reigned over them all. Upon his birth, Hades was devoured by Kronos along with four of his siblings. Zeus later...

The underworld was named after Hades himself. It was divided into several regions, among them Erebus, the upper region, Tartarus, the lower region and Elysium, Fields of the blessed.

The underworld was named after Hades himself. It was divided into several regions, among them Erebus, the upper region, Tartarus, the lower region and Elysium, Fields of the blessed.

HADES (Roman PLUTO) was the God of the Underworld and the Dead, he was not the God of Death, as many people falsely believe.   Since he lived in the darkness, Hades developed a rather morbid personality, which was not much liked by the other Gods or humans.

HADES (Roman PLUTO) was the God of the Underworld and the Dead, he was not the God of Death, as many people falsely believe. Since he lived in the darkness, Hades developed a rather morbid personality, which was not much liked by the other Gods or humans.

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