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Hades

Pronunciation: /ˈheɪdiːz/
Greek Mythology
1The underworld; the land of the spirits of the dead.
1.1The god of the underworld, one of the sons of Cronus. Also called Pluto.
1.2 informal Hell.
Example sentences
  • When I tried to help these patients my practice and my life descended into the equivalent of a medical Hades.
  • My life, also know as Hades, turned into hell when my mother passed away.
  • Andy, Markie, and Sarah all got in a Hades and warned Kevin not to shoot them.
Synonyms
hell, the underworld, the land/abode of the dead, the infernal regions, the netherworld, the nether regions, the abyss;
eternal damnation, eternal punishment, perdition;
Biblical  Gehenna, Tophet, Abaddon;
Judaism  Sheol;
Greek Mythology  Tartarus, Acheron;
Roman Mythology  Avernus;
Scandinavian Mythology  Niflheim;
British  the other place
literary the pit, the shades
archaic the lower world

Origin

From Greek Haidēs, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with Hades

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