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1. Greek Mythology
a. The god of the netherworld and dispenser of earthly riches.
b. This netherworld kingdom, the abode of the shades of the dead.
2. also hades Hell.
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth
a. the underworld abode of the souls of the dead
b. Pluto, the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
2. (Bible) New Testament the abode or state of the dead
3. (often not capital) informal hell
1. (in Greek myth) the underworld inhabited by the spirits of the dead.
2. the ancient Greek god ruling over the underworld.
3. (in the Revised Version of the New Testament) the abode of the dead.
4. (often l.c.) hell.
Ha•de•an (heɪˈdi ən, ˈheɪ di ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Hades - (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||Hades - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis|
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Acheron, River Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
Cocytus, River Cocytus - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
Lethe, River Lethe - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive