Hades and The Underworld Explained In 15 Minutes | Best Greek Mythology Documentary

Hades & The Underworld Explained In 15 Minutes | Best Greek Mythology Documentary

Hades, God of the Underworld, ruled over Elysium, The Asphodel Meadows, Tartarus, & The Fields of Morning, the places souls were sent when they passed onto The Realm of the Dead. No one would be able to escape Hades’ judgment, with Sisyphus, Ixion, Ocnus, Tantalus & The Danaides undergoing some of his most renowned punishments.

To enter the Underworld, however, souls would first have to pay Charon's Obol, with those who did not have a coin placed under their tongue when buried, left to wander the shores of the River Styx for 100 years before they were allowed to cross. From Orpheus and Persephone to the Three Judges and Cerberus, this is the story of Hades and the Underworld.

📽 Timestamps:

Intro: 0:00
Hades 0:12
Gods vs The Titans 1:06
Lord of the Dead 2:41
The Underworld 3:33
Tartarus 6:35
The Furies 10:41
The Fields of Mourning 11:23
The Land of Dreams 12:07
Persephone 13:22
Orpheus and Eurydice 15:48

📚 Sources:

Classical Mythology, by Mark Morford, Robert Lenardon and Michael Sham

Greek Mythology, by Katerina Servi

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton

Apollodorus - The Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard

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