Tartarus


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Tar·ta·rus

 (tär′tər-əs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The abysmal regions below Hades where the Titans were confined.
2. An infernal region; hell.

[Latin, from Greek Tartaros.]

Tar·tar′e·an (-târ′ē-ən) adj.

Tartarus

(ˈtɑːtərəs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) an abyss under Hades where the Titans were imprisoned
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) a part of Hades reserved for evildoers
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) the underworld; Hades
4. (Classical Myth & Legend) a primordial god who became the father of the monster Typhon
[C16: from Latin, from Greek Tartaros, of obscure origin]

Tar•ta•rus

(ˈtɑr tər əs)

n. (in Greek myth)
2. a region of the underworld in which evildoers were eternally punished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tartarus - a place where the wicked are punished after deathTartarus - a place where the wicked are punished after death
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
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These qualities, it is true, are those pre-eminently of the "Works and Days": the literary values of the "Theogony" are of a more technical character, skill in ordering and disposing long lists of names, sure judgment in seasoning a monotonous subject with marvellous incidents or episodes, and no mean imagination in depicting the awful, as is shown in the description of Tartarus (ll.
If I see anyone acting apart and helping either Trojans or Danaans, he shall be beaten inordinately ere he come back again to Olympus; or I will hurl him down into dark Tartarus far into the deepest pit under the earth, where the gates are iron and the floor bronze, as far beneath Hades as heaven is high above the earth, that you may learn how much the mightiest I am among you.
Like it or no, this is how it is decreed; for aught I care, you may go to the lowest depths beneath earth and sea, where Iapetus and Saturn dwell in lone Tartarus with neither ray of light nor breath of wind to cheer them.
More there was of it in my head; but this much was an accurate statement of my case; and yet less so now (I was thankful to reflect) than in the morning, when every wave was indeed a mountain, and its trough a Tartarus.
He began seriously to take himself for a personage in a fairy tale; he cast his eyes about him from time to time to time, as though to see if the chariot of fire, harnessed to two-winged chimeras, which alone could have so rapidly transported him from Tartarus to Paradise, were still there.
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But sometimes Squaw Walden had her revenge, and a hired man, walking behind his team, slipped through a crack in the ground down toward Tartarus, and he who was so brave before suddenly became but the ninth part of a man, almost gave up his animal heat, and was glad to take refuge in my house, and acknowledged that there was some virtue in a stove; or sometimes the frozen soil took a piece of steel out of a plowshare, or a plow got set in the furrow and had to be cut out.
But what ow I to his commands above Who hates me, and hath hither thrust me down Into this gloom of TARTARUS profound, To sit in hateful Office here confin'd, Inhabitant of Heav'n, and heav'nlie-born, Here in perpetual agonie and pain, With terrors and with clamors compasst round Of mine own brood, that on my bowels feed: Thou art my Father, thou my Author, thou My being gav'st me; whom should I obey But thee, whom follow?
How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?
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