Greek Mythology 13 Hades and the Underworld

Greek Mythology 13 Hades and the Underworld - Hades and the...

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Hades and the Underworld Symbol and Meaning in the Ideas of Life and Death
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Symbols Carl Jung again Referents versus Symbols Referents reflect known ideas
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Myths as Symbols We construct myths out of ideas of the afterlife, myths of physical attraction, myths to amplify the significance of achievement When the language of fact fails us, we invent languages of myth Not because what we have to say is untrue But rather because what we want to say is larger than
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Geography of Hades Elysium, the Asphodel Meadows, and Tartarus The five rivers Hades: Acheron (the river of sorrow, or woe) Cocytus (lamentation) Phlegethon (fire) Lethe (oblivion)
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Getting to the Underworld Charon Ferryman of the dead Crosses the Rivers Styx and Archeron
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Variable traditions
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Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Aeacus All are sons of Zeus Minos and Rhadamanthus through Europa Aeacus through Aegina Plato suggests that different judges were responsible for different races of people Aeacus for Europeans Rhadamanthus for Asians
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