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Originally posted by pacifier2012
They say 5000 people lived there and then the cave entrance collapsed. So that means there are 5000 skeletons right?
I'm just ensuring scientists haven't embellished the facts a little like they are prone to do... you know "lucy' having human features and human hands and feet even those she was found without hands ad feet or a face !
Originally posted by intrptr
So let me get this straight...
Hades (hell) is a place on or in Earth? Is that a hell just for earthlings? I mean it would have to be because I doubt all the "bad" people in the universe could fit in there. So this is a temporary hell and the real one comes later? Where is that do you suppose?
Would have to be a really big place too, because since the universe is infinity old and people been going there forever, it would have to be infinitely huge, right?
Originally posted by TheLaughingGod
reply to post by Dustytoad
I agree with Dustytoad, the concept of the underworld and all the different places and rivers is most certainly based on occult information, I'm certain there are mystics around that understand the specific symbolism/tradition.
Upon death a soul is lead by Hermes to the entrance of the underworld and the ferry across the Acheron. There is a single ferry run by Charon to take the souls across the river. Only those who can pay the fare, with coins placed on their lips when buried, receive passage. The rest are trapped between two worlds. The souls then enter through the gates. Cerberus will allow all to enter but, none to leave.
Originally posted by TheProphetMark
So what really is Hades? I always thought it was Hell.
Originally posted by ArtOfTrance
I thought Hades was Hell as well..
I think these scientists are just saying this to make their discovery more astounding -_-
cool stuff though
There is no place you can point at and say that's hell or that is heaven.. It's not in space as we know it.
Originally posted by ProfessorChaos
It's a cool find, but it seems like these scientists are always trying to claim they found the absolutely normal and non-supernatural cause of what they believe to be mythological stories that have in the past and are in some case in the present, held as truth.
They would serve themselves and the world better by simply disclosing their finds and allowing everyone else to draw existential conclusions from them.
In the Odyssey, the underworld is located beyond the Western horizon. Odysseus, instructed by sorceress Circe to cross the Ocean and assisted by the North Wind, reaches the underworld by ship from Circe's island. Later on, the ghosts of the suitors who have died are herded there by Hermes Psychopompus, the guide of the dead. He herds them through the hollows of the earth, beyond the earth-encircling river Oceanus and the gates of the (setting) Sun to their final resting place in Hades.
Originally posted by karen61560
reply to post by 0zzymand0s
So basically the Greeks said the misery ends when life ends but the christians took it a step further and said the misery will follow you.