The Underworld

The Underworld, also known as the Otherworld or Netherworld, is featured in most mythologies around the world.  It is a realm of the dead, where the souls of the recently departed go in their afterlife.  Many versions of the Underworld are seen as places of abundance and joy, and reward for good work during their mortalContinue reading “The Underworld”

Persephone, The Maiden

Persephone is a Greek vegetation goddess, daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter (Roman Ceres).  Also known as Kore or Proserpina, she was also Goddess of the Underworld. Demeter searched for nine days for her daughter, however was told by Helios what had really happened.  Hades had abducted Persephone, with the permission of Zeus,Continue reading “Persephone, The Maiden”

Nyx, Goddess of Night

I recently read a book that mentioned the goddess Nyx, so I thought I would take this opportunity to learn more about her. Nyx, the Greek goddess of Night, is one of the first-born elemental gods.  These primeval gods also include Earth (Gaea), Air, Sea, Sky, Fresh Water, Underworld, Darkness, Night, Light, Day, Procreation andContinue reading “Nyx, Goddess of Night”