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Greek mythology Mythology Religion Greek underworld Ancient Greek religion Afterlife Hades Eleusinian Mysteries Cerberus Reincarnation The Golden Bough Tityos Hecate
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Greek mythology Mythology Religion Greek underworld Ancient Greek religion Afterlife Hades Eleusinian Mysteries Cerberus Reincarnation The Golden Bough Tityos Hecate
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There are three types of afterlife: -mythological -mystical -philosophical Refer to p109, Aeneid Book 6 Features of Underworld: -note the similarities between Aeneid book 6 and Odyssey book 11. -There is a guide into the underworld, Cybill, the prophetess -The notion of `the few' those who can go down into the underworld whilst still alive -Aeneas picks the golden bough to get into the underworld, illustrative of his elect status. -Line 150, non burial. Compare with Iliad book 23 where Patrokolas is not buried and appears to haunt Achilles in a dream. Unburial is seen as unnatural -There is sacrifice to appease the gods of the underworld and the dead of the underworld. Sacrifices to chthonic gods: Hecate, Night, Earth and Persephone. Note the motif of the sterile cow, suggesting nonreproductivity in the underworld. -Presence of monsters such as Cerberus and Minos. Ti...
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