from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A river of fire, one of the five rivers of Hades.
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- proper n. A river of fire, one of the five rivers of Hades.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the principal rivers of Hades, in the channel of which fire flowed instead of water.
'Phlegethon' was the 'burning' river of the lower world.
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I'd presume that Tartarus could be conceived of as a vast volcanic cave filled with tufa though, hence the Tartarean river, Phlegethon, the river of fire lava.
One last thing - at CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation), located in a renovated building near unfashionable downtown Miami, I saw a video, Phlegethon-Milczenie, which showed the Polish artist Monika Weiss thrashing on top of a pile of books.
But these and such like testimonies others reject, as fables, illusions of spirits, and they will have no such local known place, more than Styx or Phlegethon, Pluto's court, or that poetical Infernus, where Homer's soul was seen hanging on a tree, &c., to which they ferried over in
The following lines from the “Troad” (chorus of act ii.), in which Pluto, Cerberus, Phlegethon, Styx, etc., are treated like dreams and childish tales, were repeated in the theatre of
St. Clement, disturbed by this doubt and wishing to know whether the world was eternal or had been created — whether there were a Tartarus and a Phlegethon, an Ixion and a Tantalus, etc., resolved to go into Egypt to learn necromancy, but having heard of St. Bartholomew, who was preaching
Et Chaos, et Phlegethon! loca nocte silentia late!
Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell.
Even though Phlegethon is a possession of Sheltok Concern — may diseased maslaw defecate upon their corporate earnings report! —
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