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Hades Roman: Pluto Married to Persephone (Kore) o Technically his niece since Persephone is the daughter of Zeus Greek view of death o Soul left the body and went to the underworld (shadow world, not hell or heaven, grey) o Everyone goes to the underworld o Under the earth o Spirits usually stayed in the underworld, but sometimes ghosts/spirits came back o Dead jealous of the living o Proper burial procedures to make sure the spirits got into and stayed in the underworld Anthesteria – festival where ghosts are allowed to come back, origin of Halloween Hades – name for the god and an alternate name for the underworld Many alternate names because people didn’t like to talk about death o Polydegmon – associated with the earth o Polyxenos – has many “guests” o Pluto o Orcus o Dis Still handsome, not the devil o Image of the devil actually from Pan (horns) Death usually sudden, menacing, life is short Souls guided by Hermes Geography of the Underworld 3 main sources: Homer, Virgil, and Plato Homer o Tiresias – dead seer, Odysseus goes to see him in The Odyssey Came across 2 snakes making love, killed one of them and was turned into a woman 7 years later the same incident occurred and he was turned back into a man Zeus and Hera arguing over who enjoyed sex more: men or women
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