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A map of the Underworld of Greek mythology.<< Hey look, guys! You can see the area where our mother lives!

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Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, depiction of King Pakal (603-683 CE) in the jaws of the underworld, symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico. Maya, Late Classic Period.

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In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld. Her role is to keep watch over the bones of the dead. She presided over the ancient festivals of the dead, which evolved from Aztec traditions into the modern Day of the Dead after synthesis with Spanish cultural traditions. She is said now to preside over the contemporary festival as well. Mictecacihuatl was represented with a defleshed body and with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.

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Persephone - Queen of the Underworld 16x20 Poster Print

"Persephone - Queen of the Underworld" A print of the original painting by Emily Balivet, 2010. Printed on matte Kodak Endura paper, the print measures 16x20 with a .5" white border allowance. The print is signed and dated on the back and ships flat.

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THE ERINYES (also called The Furies) were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child–for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son…

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I love this original art by Chinese artist Zhang Wang. This is ox head, one of two guardians of the underworld in Chinese mythology.

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Lycans of the Underworld

To portray William’s death, Tatopoulos Studios created a practical extension of the suit, which was to be ripped apart for the Werewolf’s gruesome demise at the hands of Michael Corvin. Description from monsterlegacy.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Mads Mikkelsen as Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld, the realm of the dead. He was the son of Cronos and Rhea, the brother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia. He forcibly married Persephone, Demeter’s daughter, and rules the underworld with her.

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