posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by winterkill
While It is a cool idea I don't think it matches up as being "The" underworld... It's called underworld for the same reason it's called "falling"
asleep.. It's deeper inside, and inward movement feels like shrinking/falling... People must realize these myths were probably produced by NDEs.. I
wonder if they had figured out how to control the dream lands better and hercules could have actually gone through spirit/mind into the depths and
pulled someones soul back up into their body?? He'd have to be the man to pull that one off, but by all accounts he was. hahahaha..
Greek underworld was made up of various realms believed to lie beneath the earth or at its farthest reaches.
* The great pit of Tartarus, originally the exclusive prison of the old Titan gods, it later came to be the dungeon home of
* The land of the dead ruled by the god Hades, which is variously called the house or domain of Hades (δόμος Ἄϊδος, domos Aïdos),
Hades, Erebus, the Asphodel Meadows (where the neutral souls are sent), Stygia and Acheron.
* The Isles of the Blessed or Elysian Fields ruled by Cronus (According to Pindar in his descriptions), where the
great heroes of myth resided after death.
* The Elysian Fields ruled by Rhadamanthys, where the virtuous dead and initiates in the ancient Mysteries were sent to
The five rivers of Hades are Acheron (the river of sorrow), Cocytus (the river of lamentation), Phlegethon (the river of fire), Lethe
(the river of forgetfulness) and Styx (the river of hate), which forms the boundary between upper and lower worlds.
did they find 5 rivers? And if you guys do ever experience that side of things as I have you will understand the rivers names.. These aren't waters of
earth.. They are paths of the soul.. Only the greatest heroes and those who know the "ancient arts" get to live on in the Elysian Fields,
Those rivers... Are describing what happens to ones consciousness after death takes them.
Sorrow (sadness) - Lament (regret) - Fire (purification) - forgetfulness (who am I) - hate (destination decider)
Only super strong souls ever make it out of there.. It's too easy to forget it all... Greeks had heaven and hell and even middle ground... It's not
very far from christian belief actually.. And why would it be?
I bet Greeks buried dead people as close to the "underworld" as they could get them, to give them the best chances in the afterlife.. I think this
cave could be a place like this..
The great pit originally housed the spirits of titans.. Giants... And then afterwards started housing damned souls.. Think about it guys.. They are
speaking of the Big White gods.. These cats show up in other myths..
S and F..
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