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Hades
God (not place); Also known as Pluto; Abducted daughter of Demeter (Persephone)
Persephone
Abducted by Zeus
Zeus made a deal with Hades to get her back in 6 months because she ate 6 pomegranate seeds
Demeter
Mother of Persephone
Goddess of agriculture
Hermes
takes people down to the underworld
Charon
Ferryman who takes you to across Acheron (river) and into the underworld
Oblos
Small Greek coin
Put into mouth upon death
Acheron
river of woe
Cocytus
river of wailing
Styx
river of oaths
Phlegethon
river of fire
Lethe
river of forgetfullness
Judges
Rhada, Manthus, Minos, Aeacus
Fates
Clotho, Lachesis, Atraoos
Known as the Parcae
Determine length of life
Clotho weaves string (of life), Lachesis measures it, and Aeacus cuts it (death)
Furies
Female
Born from blood of Medusa
Punish people who murder blood relatives (not spouses)
Nemesis
goddess of rage at criminal behavior
Tartarus
place of punishment
Corberus
Guard at the gate of Tartarus/vestibule
3 headed dog, snake for a tail
To get in, give sup (drug-cake)
Sisynus
Trickster
Punishment: push rock up hill
Tantalus
Served her son to the gods
Punishment: always hungry and thirsty (fruit tree always out of reach, river always too low)
Ixion
Tried to rape Hera (raped cloud instead)
Beginning of centaurs
Didn’t pay a dowry when married
Punishment: tied to a wheel
Tityos
Wanted to rape Lito (mother of Apollo)
Apollo kills Tityos
Punishment: every day, liver eaten by a vulture
Thanatos
god of death
Hypnos
god of sleep
Morpheus
god of dreams
Elysium
good people go there (fields); usually heros or gods
Hercules
goes to the underworld to steel Cerberus (one of 12 labors)
Odysseus
went down to consult Teiresias
Orpheus
sone of apollo; music (lyre)
Eurydice
Orpheus' wife