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Definition Greek mythology:  the god of the underworld (land of the dead); brother of Zeus and Poseidon

Hades was also the name of the Greek underworld (where the souls of the dead were thought to dwell).  It is also used as a more polite way of saying hell.
  • Hades is both the name of the underworld and the Greek god who ruled it.
Hades = Greek mythology:  the god of the underworld; brother of Zeus and Poseidon
  • Hades will have your soul!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Hades = Greek mythology:  the god of the underworld (the land of the dead)
  • Hades himself rode a black-and-gold chariot pulled by nightmare horses, their eyes and manes smoldering with fire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Hades = Greek mythology:  the god of the underworld (land of the dead)
  • Why, that damn radiator is hot as—it's hot as—it's hotter 'n the hinges of Hades!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Unfortunately, they are still in Hades, I believe, according to your creed, and cannot help you much in your present trouble.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • It was like the golden branch that gained Aeneas and the Sibyl admittance into Hades.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • For any hades we want to raise in this state, we can raise ourselves, without assistance from strangers.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • You, gunslinger, are the Hanged Man, plodding ever onward toward your goal over all the pits of Hades.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I am sure now grief is a ghost-only a ghost in Hades, where ungrateful Odysseus is going-waiting on him.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Many ladies wanted to do something militant and had formed a Home Defense Guard, "Ladies from Hades."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Visions of the Hades of the ancients, believed to be in the centre of the earth, floated through my imagination.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He had, as I hoped, relaxed the tiniest bit, evidently expecting that I would go on with mock play, tips of Hades alone, while I was reciting.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The sound was a roar as big as the world; it was the sound of a waterfall as wide as an ocean, falling into an endless void as deep as Hades itself.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • No, "home" is the other direction, in a protected south valley, not here in a frigid north valley Hades hole.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Constantine slept in an old-fashioned white nightgown up to her chin and down to her toes even though it'd be hot as Hades.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Indeed it fell to me to abide forever in the grey sea water; Hades received the dark mist at the worlds-end, and Zeus the open heaven of air and cloud.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • In three steps he could them and send them both to Hades.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • That's none of your business, Mike," I warned, internally cursing Jessica straight to the fiery pits of Hades.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • It was pouring down like Niagara Falls, and the wind howled like a pack of dogs out of Hades.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • From: DeathWish To: Hades 1991 This town blows.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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