Quotes of Hades

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QUOTES 1.1“Hades, was the god of the dead in Greek mythology. He ruled the kingdom of the dead, which had the same name” (Littleton 4). 1.2”Hades was the son of Cronus and Rhea, and the older brother of Zeus, the king of gods. In spite of Hades’ importance to the Greeks, they did not devote any rituals to him. Few myths involve Hades directly” (Littleton 4). 1.3”The kingdom of Hades was a neutral region reserved for the souls of people who deserved neither punishment nor reward upon death. The Greeks believed that Hades was drab and dull, but not necessarily painful” (Littleton 4). 1.4”The souls of those who had led virtuous lives dwelled happily in Elysium. The soul of those who had sinned greatly went to Tartarus, a land far below…show more content…
As this always slipped from him near the top and rolled down again his labor was never ended” (Sabin 163). 2.8”A certain region of Hades was set apart for the abiding place of those whose lives in the Upper World had been above reproach, although even these had to endergo purification until they had been freed from the last stain of mortal life” (Sabin 164). 2.9”Some of these souls who come to Elysium might in time enter again into human form and so live once more upon the earth” (Sabin 164). 2.10”But while all of them were free from any pain of trouble and so might be expected to enjoy perfect bliss, some of them greatly missed the excitements of the world above and doubtless often found their existence in Elysium lacking in interest” (Sabin
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