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Hades in Greek Mythology

Summary: The role in Greek Mythology of Hades in the underworld. Hades was a god who was feared, yet all prayed to him.
Hades means both the ancient Greek adobe of the dead and the god of the underworld. At first Hades had a different name, haidou, meaning the house of Hades. His name, Hades was derived to distinguish him from the dead.

When a Greek person died, their souls would go to different places in a place called Hades, named after the god. Their souls either go to the Elysian Fields or Tartarus. The Elysian Fields were where good souls would go and the Tartarus was where bad souls would go. There were five rivers on the way to either Tartarus or Elysian Fields. They were: Acheron, Cocytus, Phlegethon, Lethe and Styx. There are many myths of these rivers. One is that the spirits of heroes would linger around the rivers and wander around the lesser spirits. There are many places in Hades according to other myths. Some include ponds...

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