Greek underworld

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The underworld is the place in Greek mythology where people go when they die. It is also called Hades after the god who rules there. Its gates are guarded by the three-headed dog,Cerberus. There are five places you end up, one is Tartarus. Not all people though end up in there. People that were normal would go to The Fields of Asphodel, heroes would go to The Fields of Elysium and very bad people would go the Fields of Punishment. If you were put into Elysium, you could choose to be re-born and if you made it to Elysium three times then you went to the Isle of the Blest. This was like the ultimate heaven. There are several special places/areas:

  • the Elysion (Latin: Elysium) or Elysian fields, where the heroes and the virtuous go; very few people come here
  • the Asphodel Meadows, where the 'average' dead people go
  • the Tartaros (Latin: Tartarus), immortal enemies the current council of gods are eternally punished, for example the Titans.Kronos was one of the titans.He was chopped up to thousands of pieces by his own blade and banished by Zeus into the tarturus.

Fields of punishment, where people who have really bad things in their life are sent to suffer these Fields overlap and are partially in Tartarus.

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