Is the underworld such a place?
the underworld is another word for hell for the most part,or in some beliefs purgatory, which in neither hell or heaven, if u ask from watching riddicle's of riddick, then that might be more comparable to the belief of purgatory, but either way wheather it exists or not is based soley on your own religion or belief.
The Underworld is a place where the gods and goddesses punish beings. By beings I mean humans, titans and other creatures that offended the gods and goddesses. In mythology, the Underworld or Hades is ruled by Hades. Each being has his/her own torture. The Underworld is also supposed to be extremely cold. After the Romans took over they renamed Hades as Pluto and that's why the dwarf planet is so named because its partialy ice and is way below freezing. In common belief the Underworld is called Hell and is ruled by Lucifer with his many demons. Hell is generalized as an eternal inferno, but it in religions it has nine circles each one more worse than the other depending on what the sinner did. Jehovah witnesses believe that Hell is just a huge lake of fire.
It is a place in greek myths where you go where you die. When you go you are evaluated by some dudes, and they determine whether you go to the Fields of Elysian (the place where great people like Lincoln go), the fields of asphotle (the place where your average joe would go), Fields of Punishment (where bad people go). The underworld is a place that Greeks thought you went when you died. It is…
No, he could not. Hades was the lord of the underworld and is often considered the symbol of darkness and invisibility. In Greek Mythology the underworld is nothing like what most people associate the word 'underworld' with. Most people think the underworld is like hell, thus there must be fire. nuh uh, wrong. The underworld is where all dead went, the good, the bad, the neutral. The underworld was described as a dark and cold…
Hades is the god of the underworld, however hades is also another name for the underworld. So, yeah, hades is the place where people go to when they die. The different parts of the underworld are Tartarus for the bad baddies Field of punishment for the bad Field of asphodel for the good Elysium for the really good, heroes Hades I'd not hell
In the Odyssey why does Homer say the cold homes of death and pale persophone instead of saying the underworld?
It's to give the readers a better understanding of what the underworld looks like by using imagery rather than just saying "the underworld." Most people see the underworld being the same as Hell, which is usually associated with pain and fire. In this case, the underworld is supposed to be a very cold place, and you would not have known that if Homer didn't describe it.
In Greek mythology, Tartarus is both a deity and a place in the underworld even lower than Hades. In ancient Orphic sources and in the mystery schools, Tartarus is also the unbounded first-existing entity from which the Light and the cosmos are born. It is a deep, gloomy place, a pit, or an abyss used as a dungeon of torment and suffering that resides beneath the underworld. In the Gorgias, Plato (c. 400 B.C.) wrote…
No. The Underworld is a place -all- souls go to after a person passes away. It doesn't matter whether they were good or bad, sinners or saints. Everyone goes there. It is not a punishment, simply a place for the soul to safely dwell. In Christian mythology Hell is reserved strictly for sinners. It is a place fully of fire and torment where a person's soul is tortured for the rest of existence.