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Hades meaning

hades - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The nether world ( according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.
  2. 2. The nether world ( according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.

hades - examples of usage

  1. A man's ghost when he dies does not abide in its grave ready to rise at springtime and help the seeds to sprout; it goes to a remote and shadowy region, a common, pan- Hellenic Hades.
  2. He went as the saying is, like a bat out of hades.
  3. With the earth no longer the universe of mortal life, between a Heaven above its domed firmament and a Hades like a vast dungeon beneath, but a quite infinitesimal grain of sand involved by an infinitesimal drop of dew, floating and revolving in an ocean of space boundless in heighth and depth and breadth, amidst innumerable other spherules, most of which visible are very much greater than itself, and at inconceivable distances from it; with man no longer the lord of the creation, for whose service all things were made, but an animalcule inexpressibly small, living for a moment inexpressibly brief, with limitless time before his beginning and limitless time beyond his end; the Christian mythology and system, among others, because ineffably absurd.
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