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HADES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hades mean? 

HADES (noun)
  The noun HADES has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
2. (religion) the world of the dead

  Familiarity information: HADES used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HADES (noun)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Aides; Aidoneus; Hades; Pluto

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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Meaning:

(religion) the world of the dead

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Scheol; netherworld; underworld; Hades; infernal region; Hel; Hell

Context example:

he didn't want to go to hell when he died

Hypernyms ("Hades" is a kind of...):

fictitious place; imaginary place; mythical place (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)

Meronyms (parts of "Hades"):

Acheron; River Acheron ((Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon)

Cocytus; River Cocytus ((Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron)

Lethe; River Lethe ((Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive)

River Styx; Styx ((Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls)

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)


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