Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
Morford and Lenardon, Chapter Thirteen

Hades: Overview, Images and Texts

Images of Hades
    Margot Peet and Thomas Hart Benton: http://www.margotpeet.com/thb-persephone.html

More on Thomas Hart Benton: http://tvm.tigtail.org/TVM/L_View/B/NAmerican/a.%20pre%20WW%20II/benton/benton.html

Homerís Book of the Dead (Odyssey 11)

 

 

 

 

 

Platoís Myth of Er

numeric intervals (journey of a thousand years)

transmigration of the soul

reward and punishment

purification

divine immortality

Vergilís Book of the Dead (Aeneid 6)

golden bough

comprehensive picture of Tartarus and Elysium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Elements of Hadesí Realm

three judges Minos Rhadamanthys and Aeacus

five rivers: Styx (hate), Acheron (woe),, Lethe (forgetfulness), Cocytus (wailing) and Phlegethon (fire)

Charon the ferryman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joachim Patinir
Charon's Boat, 1515-24

 

 

 

Cerberus the watchdog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermes Psychopompos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Modern World

    Astronomy: Pluto and Charon

http://www.lowell.edu/users/buie/pluto/chphases.html
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/pluto.htm

 

 

 

 

rock bands: 
http://charon.cjb.net/

http://www.cerberus.terra.cl/main.htm

computer software:
http://tesla.rcub.bg.ac.yu/~antony/Charon/

Cerberus spelaeological society: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/cerberus/

A 19th century battleship: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~cerberus/

 

 

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