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Where Was the Entrance to Hades in Greek Mythology?

Hades was the underworld of Greek mythology. As such, it was a purely mythical location. Yet despite this, the ancient Greeks associated it with a number of real-world places. This is particularly so regarding its entrance. Ancient Greek texts...

Autumn Equinox Marks Solemn Change of Seasons

Our Fall Equinox this year (2023) arrives at Saturday, September at 06:50 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). That would be at 2:50 a.m. EDT for those on the Americas' East coast. In Greek mythology, the Autumn equinox (which occurs on Wednesday)...

The Five Rivers of the Greek Underworld

Ruled by Hades, the god of the underworld, the infernal rivers of Greek mythology are often mentioned in ancient litterature.

Cerberus: Guard Dog of the Underworld in Ancient Greek Mythology

Cerberus (Greek: Κέρβερος/Kérberos) was the multi-headed guard dog of Hades, the Underworld in ancient Greek mythology. The hound's task was to guard the entrance to the Underworld and keep the living separated from the dead. The fearsome hound's description varies...

Theo James Returns to ‘Underworld’

Theo James is returning to "Underworld," signing on for the fifth film in the franchise. The Greek-British actor first appeared in the fourth installment, "Underworld: Awakening," as a vampire named David. The series of action-horror films center on Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a...