Tartarus sentence example
- It is to be distinguished from Tartarus, the place of punishment for the wicked.
- He is described as a grisly monster with a hundred dragons' heads, who was conquered and cast into Tartarus by Zeus.
- These original gods were Tartarus, Gaia (earth), Eros (perhaps - also given as son of Ares and Aphrodite), Nyx (night) and Erebus.
- In Hesiod (Theogony, 264) they are the three sons of Uranus and Gaea - Brontes, Steropes and Arges, - storm-gods belonging to the family of the Titans, who furnished Zeus with thunder and lightning out of gratitude for his having released them from Tartarus.
- In later writers Tartarus is the place of punishment of the wicked after death, and is used for the underworld generally.Advertisement
- Uranus is given as the son of Tartarus and Gaia; however, he is also given as the husband of Gaia.
- Those who had lived evil lives were thrust down into Tartarus, where they suffered endless torments.