Rivers of the Underworld

Acheron River - Rivers of the underworld

For the Ancient Greeks, the Underworld was a physical place under the surface of the Earth where the souls of the dead dwelled for eternity. Hades was the god that ruled over this part of the world, and thus it was under his dominion. However, while the Underworld was considered the land of the dead, …

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Ceyx and Alcyone

The story of Alcyone and Ceyx is one of the most famous narratives of Ancient Greek mythology. A classical story of love and metamorphosis, it portraits the eros between a young couple, Ceyx and Alcyone, but also its tragic fate. This is a classic example of hubris, where mortal beings tried to imitate gods, and …

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