River Lethe


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Noun1.River Lethe - (Greek mythology) a river in HadesRiver 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
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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The three returning plays from last year that will comprise the Revisited section include Allan Lopez's 'River Lethe,' Carlo Vergara's 'Edgar Allan Hemingway' and Dustin Celestino's 'Mga Eksena sa Buhay ng Kontrabida.'
Still, it is perhaps understandable that, exhausted by grief, the idea of forgetting and oblivion associated with the Classical myth about the River Lethe should begin to look increasingly appealing to him, particularly as he approached the end of his own life.
For what is man?--Narcissus staring in the River Lethe.
I keep thinking about the River Lethe, the river of forgetting, the root of the word "lethal." And how Dante desperately tried to resuscitate Beatrice by remembering the contours of her face.
Wilder's idea of the afterlife resembles the classic myth where the dead drink the waters of forgetfulness from the river Lethe, which in Greek means "oblivion."
Meanwhile Aeneas sees in a remote valley a secluded grove, and rustling brushwood, and the river Lethe which flows past peaceful homes.
"And so, Glaucon, the tale was saved and didn't die; it could save us too, if we're persuaded by it, and we'll get past the river Lethe in good shape without a stain on our soul.