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September 29, 2008 Cerberus, Charon, Tantalus, Sisyphus, Danaids, Minos, River Styx, River Lethe, Elysian Fields, Tartarus, Orpheus, Eurydice, thrace, Lesbos, Ceyx and Alcyone, Morpheus A. The Underworld and Its Inhabitants o The King: Hades/ Pluto o The Queen: Persephone/ Prosepina o The Judges: Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Aeacus Minos : Creten King, what is he judging? We aren’t sure, underworld is one place you go down there no matter what, no sense of where good and bad people go Rhadamanthys is relative Aeacus Unclear as to what they are judging o The Furies, or, the Erinyes Inhabit the underworld areas when they aren’t avenging people elsewhere o The Watchdog: Cerberus, the Three-Headed Dog Sometimes he has a snake tale, snakes somewhere on his body For added element of fear Giant three headed dog o The Rivers: Styx (Hatred) , Acheron (Sorrow), Cocytus (Wailing), Phlegethon (Burning), Lethe (Forgetfulness) After or before you cross the Styx then you drink water from Lethe and you forget your life and you enter into the underworld Real rivers in Greece, extent to which those rivers were associated with the underworld o The Ferryman: Charon Requires payment Small unit of ancient Greek currency When you bury someone you bury with coin on the top so
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course C C 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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