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Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and

Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and

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Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and Medieval Literature by John C. Stephens

Hades and Persephone | Apulian red-figure amphora C4th B.C. | British Museum, London

Heaven

The Shade of Tiresias Appearing to Odysseus during the Sacrifice (c. 1780-85), painting by Johann Heinrich Füssli, showing a scene from Book Ten of the ...

“Heimdall Desires the Return of ...

Underworld geography[edit]

Paul's Ascent to the Third Heaven ...

Mictlan - Underworld Realm Of The Dead In Ancient Aztec Beliefs

Mythic S1 • E14

Hermes and Charon

Ancient Egypt

Nun, the embodiment of the primordial waters, lifts the barque of the sun god Ra into the sky at the moment of creation.

Yggdrasil, a modern attempt to reconstruct the Norse world tree which connects the heavens, the world, and the underworld.

Mictlan - Underworld Realm Of The Dead In Ancient Aztec Beliefs

Hell – detail from a fresco in the medieval church of St Nicholas in Raduil, Bulgaria

Descents of Odysseus, Aeneas, and Heracles 1

Orphism (religion)

Christian views on Hades

The central panel portrays the Hindu god Yama judges the dead. Other panels depict various realms/hells of Naraka.

Pluto velificans, with a Cupid attending his abduction of Proserpina in a four-horse chariot (Roman cinerary altar, Antonine Era, 2nd century)

Angel showing John the heavenly Jerusalem, manuscript illumination from the Revelation to John, c

The headless ghost of Yue Fei confronting the recently deceased spirit of Qin Hui in the Sixth Court. The plaque held by the attendant on the left reads: ...

HEAVEN Realm of God Waters Above Firmament Moon Stars Sun EARTH Waters Below UNDERWORLD

Hell

Ancient Mesopotamian Beliefs in the Afterlife - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Hades and Persephone in the Underworld | Apulian red-figure krater C4th B.C. | Staatliche

Ra Travelling Through the Underworld

Virgil's Underworld

The ancient ...

Charon

The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece | Ancient Origins

Ancient Mesopotamian underworld

Orestes at Delphi flanked by Athena and Pylades among the Erinyes and priestesses of the oracle, perhaps including Pythia behind the tripod – Paestan ...

Judgement of the dead[edit]

The Cumaean Sibyl leads Aeneas to the Underworld for his katabasis in the Aeneid.

Detail of two ancient Egyptian 'gate spells'. On the top register, Ani

Tartarus

Hades and Persephone | Athenian red-figure kylix C5th B.C. | British Museum, London

Harrowing of Hell

The Serpent Apep in Duat

Aeneas and a Sibyl in the Underworld - Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625) - PD-art-100

Fragment of Terracotta Relief Depicting Hades abducting Persephone

The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece

Ereshkigal: The Mighty Mesopotamian Goddess of the Underworld. “

The 13 Aztec (Mexica) heavens and 9 underworlds

Hades with Cerberus.

Muhammad, along with Buraq and Gabriel, visit Hell, and they see "shameless women" being eternally punished for exposing their hair to the sight of ...

Ancient History Of New Year's Celebrations And Traditions From Around The World

Ishtar/Inanna as a warrior presenting captives to the king

New Testament and early Christianity[edit]

Heaven is a Place: Six Gateways to the Great Beyond

1575) by an anonymous follower of Hieronymus Bosch

Persephone, Sisyphus and Hades | Athenian black-figure neck amphora C6th B.C. | Staatliche

This terracotta cuneiform tablet is about the myth of "Inanna prefers the farmer."

Mictlan - Underworld Realm Of The Dead In Ancient Aztec Beliefs

The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece | Ancient Origins

Hel (1889) by Johannes Gehrts, depicts the Old Norse Hel, a goddess-like figure, in the location of the same name, which she oversees

Ten Courts of hell[edit]

Charon and Psyche (1883), a pre-Raphaelite interpretation of the myth by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

What Was Pax Deorum And How Important Was It?

The return of Persephone, by Frederic Leighton (1891)

Oisín and Niamh approaching a palace in Tír na nÓg, illustration by Stephen Reid in T. W. Rolleston's The High Deeds of Finn (1910)

Ra on his Barque through Duat

Pearce, Charles Sprague: Religion. nature worship: Heaven and ...

Duat - Osiris on the Throne of Maat

HADES & THE ADVENTURES OF HERACLES

Structure of Universe per the Jain Scriptures.

The 13 'heavens' and 9 underworlds, Codex Vaticanus-Latinus 3738, ...

Virgil and the underworld.

The three JUDGES OF THE DEAD: Rhadamanthys, Minos 2, and Aeacus. RII.2-3003b: Die drei Totenrichter Rhadamanthys, Minos, Aiakos v. einer Vase v.

Appearance and demeanor[edit]

Aeneas and the Sibyl in the Underworld (Credit : metmuseum.org)

The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece | Ancient Origins

6322: Elysium? Relief decoration, base on which stood a lekythos. Hermes. Attic workshop near the end of the 5C BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

All About the Mythological Side of Pluto

A mosaic of the Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis depicting the abduction of Persephone by Pluto, 4th century BC

Ishtar holding a symbol of leadership. Terracotta relief, early 2nd millennium BC. From Eshnunna. Held in the Louvre. Marie-Lan Nguyen, CC BY

What Are the 5 Rivers of the Greek Underworld?

Cerberus, the many-headed watchdog of Greek mythology, greeted souls when they arrived

Mictlampa, the Northern hemisphere of Mictlan according to the Codex Borgia.

Ra (at center) travels through the underworld in his barque, accompanied by other gods

Meet Pluto, Lord of the Ancient Underworld

Orpheus travels out of the underworld followed by the shade of his wife, Eurydice.

Limbo of the Patriarchs[edit]

The Life and Times of the Ruler of the Dead in Greek Mythology

Harrowing of Hell

Persian miniature depicting the artist's impression of heaven