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Hermes Psykhopompos sits on a rock, preparing to lead a dead soul to the Underworld. Attic white-ground lekythos, ca. 450 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 2797)

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The Greek underworld, in mythology, was an otherworld where souls went after death and was the Greek idea of afterlife. At the moment of death the soul was separated from the corpse, taking on the shape of the former person, and was transported to the entrance of Underworld.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The Underworld itself was described as being either at the outer bounds of the ocean or beneath the depths or ends of the earth.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> It was considered the dark counterpart to the brightness of Mount Olympus, and was the kingdom of the dead that corresponded to the kingdom of the gods.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Hades was a realm invisible to the living and it was made solely for the dead.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>Zeus is the only thing that would have to go back and I don't think that I have a great way of the day before I get a follow back on track with the best of the day after a long day of my friends are so cute I can't even see you soon enough for you and your a fan since I got to see you.


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