from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of the netherworld and dispenser of earthly riches.
- n. Greek Mythology This netherworld kingdom, the abode of the shades of the dead.
- n. Hell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The god of the underworld and ruler of the dead, son of Cronus and Rhea, brother to Zeus, Poseidon
- proper n. the underworld, the domain of Hades, by transference from its god
- proper n. In the Septuagint Bible, the Greek translation of Sheol
- proper n. Hell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth: The lord of the lower world, a brother of Zeus, and the husband of Persephone (Proserpine).
- n. In the Greek New Testament and in the revised English version, the state or abode of the dead indefinitely: often taken as equivalent to purgatory, the intermediate state of the dead, or to hell. See hell.
- n. [lowercase] The infernal regions; hell.
- n. In zoology: A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
- n. (religion) the world of the dead
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People in general appear to imagine that the term Hades is connected with the invisible (aeides) and so they are led by their fears to call the God Pluto instead.
In the Greek Septuagint translation of the Old Testament and in the New Testament, the Greek word Hades is used to translate Sheol.
Therefore it did not seem repulsive to translate the Greek word "Hades," the
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At first, Hades is stealing characters from individual books, which only changes that particular book.
Good grief; Peter Hyams will do penance in Hades for that steamping pile.
The Angles, the O'Donnells, the R. Pauls, and the Millers of the world would have had no chance in Hades thirty years ago: they would have been laughed off the podium.
Instead of acting out his pathological demand for total submission to him -- which will make his later humiliation by Demeter that much more starkly symbolic and pitiable -- Hades is assigned such slight action and so few lines, he hardly resembles the ultimate personification of entropy he is supposed to be.