Hades


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Ha·des

 (hā′dēz)
n.
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.

[Greek Haidēs; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

Hades

(ˈheɪdiːz)
n
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
Hadean adj

Ha•des

(ˈheɪ diz)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hades - (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythologyHades - (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 deadHades - (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
River Styx, Styx - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

Hades

noun underworld, hell, nether regions, lower world, infernal regions, realm of Pluto, (the) inferno Zeus finally sent Hermes to Hades with a request to return the maiden.
Translations
Haadestuonela
Hadès
Hádész
Hades

Hades

[ˈheɪdiːz] Nel Hades

Hades

[ˈheɪdiːz] n (= the underworld) → les enfers mpl

Hades

n (Myth) → Hades m

Hades

[ˈheɪdiːz] nAde m
References in classic literature ?
It was like the golden branch that gained AEneas and the Sibyl admittance into Hades.
exemplified by the Phorcides, the Prometheus, and scenes laid in Hades.
A shower pelts the deck and the sails of the ship as if flung with a scream by an angry hand; and when the night closes in, the night of a south-westerly gale, it seems more hopeless than the shade of Hades.
Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.
The thought came gently and stealthily, and it seemed long before it attained full appreciation; but just as my spirit came at length properly to feel and entertain it, the figures of the judges vanished, as if magically, from before me; the tall candles sank into nothingness; their flames went out utterly; the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades.
Then thoughts came to him with a rush, leaping and dancing in his mind like imps in Hades.
And they said, Depart thou to Hades, and went their way.
It is monstrous-- as if you had had a vision of Hades in your childhood, like the boy in the legend.
A REVIVALIST who had fallen dead in the pulpit from too violent religious exercise was astonished to wake up in Hades.
The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the
But about the wicked there is another strain; they bury them in a slough in Hades, and make them carry water in a sieve; also while they are yet living they bring them to infamy, and inflict upon them the punishments which Glaucon described as the portion of the just who are reputed to be unjust; nothing else does their invention supply.
However, there has been no mention of these gods in the upcoming movie and the main focus may be on Hades.