You can't rule the underworld if you have a soul.
If true, the rebellion forming in the underworld needed to be dealt with swiftly and his soul found.
She hated not being able to read his mind and see his thoughts, the way she had for the thousands of years they served the underworld together.
The Lake of Souls in her underworld was always still.
She remembered what caused the dome of her underworld to crack.
Lost souls, shut out of the underworld, was the greatest nightmare for Death.
It didn't respond like the ones in her underworld would.
Whatever happened next, Gabriel prayed the underworld didn't throw him out.
"How bad is it in the underworld?" he asked.
How could you ever think you'd rule the underworld, if you didn't take it seriously?
Andre can track demons in the underworld, right?
When you come to the underworld, tell the trees to take you to me.
More importantly, the underworld accepted his appointment.
If what Tymkyn learned was true, the underworld itself was at war.
Perhaps when she lost her soul at the end of the week or maybe, if she could help him recover his underworld, she'd tell Gabriel then.
Landon's grim expression was enough to tell Gabriel the route to the underworld was there.
"If you have any desire to address the rebellion in the underworld, you know how to summon me," Darkyn said with a cunning smile.
Their attempt to dig a hole to the underworld failed, but at least they'd stemmed the flow of souls.
At the same time, he couldn't jeopardize the underworld more.
It was going to be hard, maybe even harder than finding his soul in the underworld, but the opportunity was theirs for the taking.
In the underworld where she spent almost her entire life, there were two suns and two moons.
"The dealers in the underworld are rebelling," Tymkyn said.
How did Gabriel get souls back to the underworld if he wasn't allowed there?
The underworld was cracked when she left; that much she remembered.
"To discuss how you are assisting my death-dealers get into and out of my underworld," Gabriel replied, changing the subject.
Gabriel bristled at the reminder that his own underworld had shut him out.
Tymkyn, the best tracker in the underworld, stood behind him, hands clasped and chest heaving.
The portal to his underworld was grey; only yellow mortal portals and the black one to Hell were visible.
The underworld would open for him, when he'd conquered his challenges here in the human realm.
"I will destroy you and your underworld and anything else between," Darkyn growled.
The souls crossed over into mortal lakes, after the dome of her underworld cracked, and she resigned.
What if the lake cracked, too, and the souls went the other way, out of the underworld and into the mortal realm?
You act like you've been shut out of your underworld or your mate made a deal with Darkyn and turned into someone else.
It was about Katie, when she was in the underworld and you didn't know she was alive, Gabriel clarified.
I've got a handle on things, but the underworld is still closed to me.
Granted, he was Death, and she was offering a partnership running the underworld instead of deferring to him in his role in charge of the underworld.
"You made me choose between you and doing what was right in the underworld when I saved Katie and her daughter," he continued.
How is a sociopathic deity better at ruling the underworld than a compassionate human? he returned with no heat.
What if he couldn't have been with her unless he gave up his underworld and power?
They could've both gone somewhere else entirely, wherever they wanted to go, without the underworld crumbling or the pain Gabriel was in.
To complicate matters, he had no idea what shape the underworld was in, if the reports Landon received were correct.
Verify there is a portal through Hell to our underworld, Gabriel instructed Landon.
"Permission to traverse Hell to get to the underworld," Gabriel said without hesitation.
Start pinging our sources in the underworld.
Harmony was granted access to use Hell to go to your underworld.
My … spies report that you can't keep dealers and have no idea what's going on in the underworld.
His magic comes from the souls of the dead, which are kept in the underworld.
I have to get into the underworld.
Can I get your soul from the underworld?
Gabe's will get us into the underworld.
I'm locked out of the underworld.
You're the master of the underworld.
The highest ranking of his death dealers to defect, Harmony had been Gabriel's lover for months and his second-in-command since he took over the underworld.
She's in the underworld.
Another four are missing, assumed in the underworld.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
Eight traitors in the week he'd been shut out of the underworld.
Uneasy, he also realized he had to focus on mopping up the rest of his mess in the mortal world, so he could start to address the underworld.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
Deidre gazed at the strange human forest, whose trees weren't alive like those of her underworld.
On it was one soul, that of his brother Kris, who had given up his life to get Katie out of Death's underworld.
It was one of the first things he'd change, if he ever made it back to the underworld.
Gabriel squinted, unaccustomed to so much light after all his years in the underworld.
Why were they cast out of the underworld?
She didn't understand exactly why, except that Gabe was locked out of the underworld.
Even if they got human-Deidre away from Darkyn, Darkyn could find and reclaim her anywhere she was hidden, outside of Death's underworld.
Or did they cross over from the underworld?
It was a sign that her power was weakening, just like the cracking of the sky in the underworld's dome.
They were caught in an impossible position: stay loyal to Gabriel and maybe never see the underworld again or deal with the Dark One to return home.
His gaze went to the Oracle, who had shed no light on what was going on in his underworld.
Beside him, in bed and out, working together to run the underworld.
How much easier would it have been, if she simply accepted his love and walked away from the underworld?
Would you say the same about your underworld?
I mean, you're about to find a way into the underworld.
He tried hard not to think about his soul being kicked around in the underworld.
What was worse: he suddenly realized he might have the means to get into his underworld.
They'd be completely cut off from either deity in the underworld.
If he couldn't find her, she was in one of two places: Hell or the underworld.
Hell or the underworld?
Just when he thought there were no more surprises … At least he had a way into the underworld.
How would you like to go to the underworld?
Aside from drama, it was going to take half an eternity to straighten out the underworld without the distraction of a woman in his life.
After all, the underworld was his.
The gray door to the underworld was present for him.
She smiled and walked through the portal to the underworld.
He had a ton of work to do and was no closer to fixing any part of his underworld.
He'd see her soul soon in the underworld.
Though her hair was pink, there was no mistaking the delicate facial features, porcelain skin and large eyes of the woman who tormented him his entire life then dumped the underworld on him.
About the time everything started going to shit with the underworld.
He returned to his underworld, reading the information on the iPad as he walked.
"Is the hole in the sky sealed at least?" he asked, referring to the entry the demons had made into Death's underworld prior to his takeover.
Time passed differently in the underworld than the mortal world.
Sometimes, a night in the underworld was equal to seconds in the mortal world, sometimes a night and sometimes, a few nights.
The gray door to his underworld was gone.
Locking him out of his underworld wasn't a summons Gabriel could ignore.
He sensed the presence of his assassins nearby, relieved a few had made it out of the underworld before the portal disappeared.
I have no way of getting them back to the underworld, Gabe said.
"We're shut out of the underworld," he started.
The past few months, I've come close to breaking it hundreds of times to keep the underworld from shutting down.
To the lost souls, to the underworld, to a woman I want to hate, Gabe finished.
You won't fail the underworld or her.
Dump her off here, if you don't want to deal with her, then get your ass down to the underworld and fix that shit.
His thoughts went to the door in the corner of past-Death's bedroom in the underworld.
For example, there's a room in your palace in the underworld where you've refused to go.
For the first time since taking over the underworld, he had a small semblance of direction.
The underworld doesn't have direct sunlight.
Sensitive to the light after years in the underworld, his head felt like it was going to explode.
There were no trench coats outside of the underworld he'd consider wearing, but he pulled on a soft black t-shirt and strapped a few sheaths to his body.
He'd never thought of being locked out of the underworld as an advantage, but the soul Darkyn wanted wasn't likely one of those in the lakes on the mortal world.
The demons he sent to Death's underworld failed.
The underworld kicked us out.
He can probably take you down to the underworld and you'll be fine.
Panic stirred at the idea of Gabriel dragging her to some freakish underworld.
Can we go to the underworld?
Normal kids didn't ask about the underworld or being human.
We spent time in the underworld together, though if you're human, that might mean … Katie drifted off then glanced at the children.
He went rogue and helped Katie evade you in the underworld.
You helped me escape demons through that awful underworld forest.
He tested the portals to see if his door to the underworld was back.
Disconnected from the underworld, he had no way of knowing.
The underworld wouldn't have accepted you if you couldn't do this.
"The underworld cracked, and the demons came," Gabriel guessed.
He didn't expect his portal to the underworld to be waiting and wasn't disappointed.
He needed more than access to the underworld to save her; he needed the medical advice of someone like Wynn.
He had to preserve and protect the underworld, even if it meant stepping away from the comfort zone he'd existed in for millennia.
"Can you be away from your … underworld this long?" she asked at last.
"Gabriel, are the issues you're having with the underworld and souls and whatever, are those issues my fault?" she asked.
I have to address the issues in my domain on the mortal world before I'll be allowed to return and finish repairing the underworld.
As with the underworld, he'd tried to act in a way he thought was best since meeting her.
By this time next week, he'd be back in the underworld.
He looked at her, and she smiled the same gentle smile she used to greet humans to the underworld.
"Gabriel takes people to the underworld, body and all," Toby explained as he grasped the large man's gloved hand.
Heeeeeeeeeell. It's in the underworld, the only place where immortals can't come.
Assume I never knew this underworld existed before a little over a week ago.
She didn't know why until she felt the fog of the underworld and then the warmth of wherever it was they went this time.
One of them was taking her to his underworld.
The five-year-old angel, whose appearance in her life several weeks ago plunged her into the Immortal underworld, squeezed through the cracked door.
He.d miss the smell and sight of his homeland and yearned already to stay here rather than return to his dark corner of the Immortal underworld!
Gabriel was at his place in the underworld, a small cottage tucked into Death.s realm, in the Everdark forest of Immortal trees whose hissing, fanlike leaves and snake-like branches moved to catch the quiet wind.
Death was waiting for Gabriel when he dozed off. He'd planned on staying awake and moving so she wouldn't catch up to them, but even he needed a short nap after three straight days of grueling travel in the underworld.
The underworld is mine.
I'm taking her out of the underworld.
You could've ruled the underworld at my side, Gabriel.
The resignation in her tone sounded like a farewell. Gabe studied her, uncertain what could stop Death from doing anything she pleased. She was not only letting him go when she shouldn't, but she was telling him just how much time he had to get Katie out of the underworld. Gabriel knew something was wrong if Death was turning her back on the duty of collecting souls, a duty she normally took such joy in. She'd been unwilling to do that for him when their relationship had been at its peak.
It was still dark, and the moons of the underworld hadn't moved far across the sky. He sat, uneasy with the dream exchange with Death. A small fire burned between him and Katie, whose pale features and shadowed eyes were showing the effects of both her pregnancy and the toll the underworld took on mortals.
He'd spent his life relatively alone, crossing between the underworld and human world as needed. Death had been far from co-dependent, and he'd had free rein. Until two days ago, when he crossed into the underworld with Katie slung across his shoulder. He'd forgotten what it was to have someone completely dependent on him.
Katie chuckled, and he was almost relieved at the sight of her smile. Her features had grown paler and gaunter under his watch. He feared the underworld would sink her spirit, too. One of them had to have some sort of hope they'd make it out alive.
Another small smile crossed her face, and she sat down. Gabe left her, knowing even if she did sleep, it wouldn't be long. Death may have ignored their presence in her domain for three days, but something had made her reach out to him now. He knew they'd have problems at some point and only hoped he could get Katie out of the underworld, before his own fate was sealed.
It was better than traveling the underworld with Gabriel or fighting with Kris for an ounce of respect.
It was dark. The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two. The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze. Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.
"Must be the effects of the underworld on you," the death-dealer said and rose.
He's about to lead my demons to the underworld. With the Immortals in disarray and Death's … mistake, I can own the underworld before Rhyn can control his power enough to stop me.
You are to find your way to the underworld. When you are there, you will plant this in the ground.
"Go. Await my messenger. Once Rhyn enters the underworld, you will follow him," he said, looking over his creation with satisfaction.
That meant making it into the underworld in four days.
"This is for the underworld, and this you will know when to use," Darkyn said. He handed the shapeshifter a pouch identical to the one he'd given the other shapeshifting demon and a small talisman on a chain.
I want you to see the underworld fall and the Immortals destroyed as you die. Unless you'd like to take Sasha's place in my lab.
"Probably stuck in the Immortal underworld," Toby said with a shrug.
He knows his way around the underworld. I'm old enough to start to access the angel memories. But I don't know if this has ever happened before.
Shaking his head, he continued to his destination. He emerged through a portal leading to Death's corner of the underworld. It was a place no demon or Immortal was allowed to go, and he'd thought it impossible to get there, until he'd tried. He'd visited Gabriel once before.
While not large, the Immortal underworld was separated by several different domains, two of which – Hell and Death's domain - were contained within shields no one could enter. At least, no normal Immortal or demon could enter. As a creature of both worlds, Rhyn could enter Hell, and he'd found by visiting Gabe that he was able to enter Death's domain, too.
Frowning, Rhyn pulled a dagger from the wall and tucked it into his belt. He'd never tried tracking anyone through the Immortal underworld before; if Gabriel didn't want to be found, Rhyn wasn't going to find him in the death-dealer's backyard. Sweat dripped down his face in the still air of the cottage.
Stuck in the Immortal underworld.
Straight to Death. If what Gabe said was true, he was taking her to the only way out of the underworld. And yet, she feared what that would mean. Was she supposed to reason with Death?
If Death frees a mortal from the underworld, she violates a code even older than she is.
"Why isn't it? You've been to Hell. You can go to the underworld. You can find Death and force her to give you what you want," Darkyn said.
What do you gain by having me go to the underworld?
Rhyn ignored them, instead fixating on how to track Death in the underworld. He stumbled with his first step but was soon running hard through the castle, his mind on finding Death to regain Katie.
He thought of Hell, and the portal glowed blacker than night. He thought of Kris, and the portal for the Sanctuary lit up. He thought of the Immortal underworld – Death's domain – and the portal turned gray.
"Gabe can take mortals and Immortals straight to the underworld, bodies and all," Kris said.
Yeah. Apparently Rhyn has gone on some rampage to kill Death. Kiki wants us to go to the underworld and stop him.
Hannah's pretty eyes grew dark. Kris kissed her on the forehead, not wanting his mate to worry, even if he didn't know what would happen once he and Kiki left for the underworld.
I heard the Immortal underworld is an awful place. What if Death decides to keep you or Rhyn drops you in Hell forever?
Rhyn shook his head, uncertain how he'd ended up on the dream beach when he'd just walked through the portal from the castle in the Alps to Death's underworld.
I don't think both of us will make it out of the underworld. It makes me think about all the things I wish I'd done before I died. I wanted to backpack through Europe and go on a cruise somewhere warm. I wanted to make love with you on the beach under the full moon. Without worrying about demons or Kris or anything.
Her words fell heavily, as if she knew she was already doomed to her fate in the underworld. Rhyn said nothing for a long moment.
The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld. Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees. Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field. Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.
He claimed to be coming for her. She didn't think she'd ever leave the underworld, especially now that she didn't have Gabriel.
I was leading her through the underworld.
"The underworld," Gabe answered.
Right now, Gabe and I are going to the underworld. You'll slow us down, Rhyn said.
I know the underworld better than you.
"There's a secret portal in the underworld, similar to the one here in Hell that allows Immortals to come in and out. It's how I could visit you when you were in Sasha's zoo," Gabe explained. "I couldn't take Katie through the shadow world place, because Death and Darkyn had assassins waiting for me to step foot in there. The secret portal is in Death's palace."
Rhyn left the cell block to Toby's protests and walked with Gabe through the antechamber and into the hallway on the other side. Gabe's gaze was dark, his air brooding. Rhyn opened a portal, and they crossed through to Gabe's cabin in the underworld.
Rhyn looked around, wishing he could sense his mate. She was alone in the underworld with a demon, a thought that made him incensed with the urge to find her.
Rhyn paced. He still felt the need to find Death, that if he found her, she'd lead him to Katie. They could wander the underworld for millennia without finding Katie, but Death … Death would know where she was.
"The underworld sucks much of our power out, like Hell," the death-dealer said.
"You're getting ready to raid my underworld," Death said, her glance falling to the rucksack beside his feet.
You paid for two deaths. Gabe came to collect, and those two lives … disappeared. They're in my underworld right now, running from me.
"So this is the underworld," Kiki said.
As far as he knew, no Immortal voluntarily came to Death's underworld.
Toby felt almost as distraught at having to stay in the cell while his human was lost in the underworld. Not that he didn't trust Rhyn or Gabe, just that, he might be able to find her first.
He ran ahead of Ully through the place between worlds and the portal to the underworld.
He let out a whoop as he emerged into the underworld.
Toby darted into the jungle, knowing they had little time, and that he had to find his human before anything else bad happened to her. He didn't know where the demon with her wanted to take her, but he knew where anyone leaving the underworld would go to escape.
Toby didn't answer, unwilling to admit just how much Ully's words stung. He led them deeper into the jungle. The branches hurried to create a path for him, and he smiled at them. According to his angel memories, the trees were more than trees in Death's underworld. They were alive.
Ully cursed as he moved to seek cover from the downpour. Safe beneath his jungle roof, Toby watched him. The brave, cheerful Ully that sat with him in Hell seemed lost in the underworld, and Toby began to suspect there was another reason their jailer, Jared, had freed them.
She started to saw at them with the knife. The wood was thick and wet. She shifted closer, gasping when the root healed the cuts she'd just made. Furious at the latest trick from the Immortal underworld, Katie sawed furiously at the root, until her arm ached. She'd barely made a dent when she switched arms.
Her guards are gone, which means they're off tracking demons. Death is unpredictable, but if I were to guess, she's somewhere in the underworld.
Thunder cracked overhead. Rhyn had ignored the rain, accustomed to being miserable. Hell was either broiling or freezing, and the Alps were just as cold. The underworld's chilled rain didn't compare.
As Darkyn had said, the underworld tempered his Immortal magic, but Rhyn felt the demon power broiling behind the constraints, seeking a way out of him. He was sticking to his plan, though he no longer had time to find Death.
He knelt on the ground and closed his eyes, seeking out the writhing darkness of his demon side. If the demons had the power to transform and fly, he could access his demon powers, too, even if the Immortal side of him was bound by Death's underworld. "Berries," Toby commanded the tree before him.
Even the thunder of the underworld sounded weird. Katie glanced towards the sky, silently cursing the rain. She made her way over a fallen log and waited for Deidre before continuing.
More thunder boomed. Katie wondered what other kinds of storms the underworld might have. Would it rain something other than black water? With her luck, it'd rain bugs, like the beetle nest she skirted.
The trees overhead rustled, and Toby yanked away, staring. Katie saw shadows but nothing else. Even so, she doubted these were the freaky underworld birds.
It's just the underworld. When we're home, it'll grow back. Don't worry, love.
Instinctively, he reached for his power, only to find it bound by the magic of the underworld. He was as helpless as a stupid human.
Toby mumbled. Katie made out the words dead-dead and underworld.
No normal ten-year-old would've come to the underworld to find me.
Death didn't come. Darkness fell, and Rhyn waited. He paced and stretched, imagining there would be some kind of a struggle. At long last, he forced himself to admit she wasn't coming. No one could've overlooked the blow he dealt her underworld. The trees all around them had died off with a tear forming in the earth that led in the direction of the palace.
Death lowered the hand displaying the end of the world scenario. The images of Gabe fighting demons switched to those of Katie on the beach under the moonlight. Rhyn's breath caught at the sight of her. She appeared exhausted, tattered, and drenched from the underworld rain. She'd never looked as beautiful as she did, even if she looked as if she'd just left the underworld. Toby was with her, pulling her from the beach towards the Sanctuary.
"I'm sure you noticed that my domain in overrun with demons," Death said casually. "My … interference put the underworld – and all the little humans' souls – at risk, weakened the barriers between here and Hell. You were right, Gabe. Even my actions have consequences."
The underworld will still exist. It just won't be my problem anymore.
The convent members who managed the Sanctuary had replaced the wall Rhyn knocked down with a row of brown tents that matched their dresses. Rhyn eased between two of them, aware of Kiki's fading pulse. He set his brother down on the ground and looked around wildly, hoping they hadn't sent Katie's Ancient Healer, Lankha, home to the underworld.
Katie fought back a smile at the irritated look on Rhyn's face. He was in raw form: bloodied, drenched with underworld rain, disheveled, in need of a good shave. His thick frame was still on edge, as if he expected one of the Sanctuary's nuns to turn into a demon and fly at them. He looked every bit the muscular, powerful, glowering half-demon the nuns wanted to throw out of the Sanctuary.
Katie fought to keep the emotions tumbling within her from leaking out, instead reveling in the sight of her mate. While in the underworld, she'd lost all hope of ever standing next to him again.
The super-demon bowed his head and left. Darkyn watched him go then looked again at the hourglass. He hadn't expected Death to quit, but she was about to give him a new window of opportunity, one that might be more powerful. He might soon take over the underworld and its army of souls.
The possibility hadn't existed before the trip to the underworld.
There were no sounds aside from her movement in the still underworld.
Other ancient writers, however, speak of his visit to the underworld; according to Plato, the infernal gods only " presented an apparition" of Eurydice to him.
468) the three friends are represented as united in the underworld and walking together in the fields of asphodel; according to Pausanias (iii.
541) Elysium was, regarded as part of the underworld, the home of the righteous dead adjudged worthy of it by the tribunal of Minos, Rhadamanthys and Aeacus.
The underworld is made up of four vestibules and three hells properly so called.
LAVERNA, an old Italian divinity, originally one of the spirits of the underworld.
18); he goes even beyond this in his conception of the blankness of existence in the underworld.
The days on which the Pithoigia and Chas were celebrated were both regarded as Corotpbses (nefasti) and µcapai ("defiled"), necessitating expiatory libations; on them the souls of the dead came up from the underworld and walked abroad; people chewed leaves of whitethorn and besmeared their doors with tar to protect themselves from evil.
In Greek legend the asphodel is the most famous of the plants connected with the dead and the underworld.
Its general connexion with death is due no doubt to the greyish colour of its leaves and its yellowish flowers, which suggest the gloom of the underworld and the pallor of death.
Here he appears as a chiefly mythical personality, who slays monsters, such as the giant of St Michel, the boar Troit, the demon cat, and goes down to the underworld.
with figure of the god of the underworld (Mictlantecutli) as regent of the tenth of the 20 sections, each of 13 days of the tonalamatl, which begins with "one flint" (ce tepcatl).
lub-et, lib-ido); then, all such deities being connected with the underworld, she also became the goddess of death, and that side of her character predominated in the later conceptions.
Here are the grove of Persephone and the entrance of the underworld.
the Osiris Apis, just as dead men were assimilated to Osiris, the king of the underworld.
Once a year every fire was extinguished on the island for nine days, during which period sacrifice was offered to the gods of the underworld and the dead.
king of the underworld.
The combination of Osiris and the Apis bull which was found in the dead Apis was thus a most politic choice in naming the new divinity, whose figure represented a god of the underworld wearing an emblem of fruitfulness.
4, 5, 16, 21), and the departed lay at rest in the underworld with the Refaim, the weak ones (the same word and idea in the Old Testament, Isa.
The curious notion prevailed, as it did also among the Greeks and Romans, that it was possible to communicate with the gods of the underworld by dropping into a grave a small roll of lead (tabella devotionis, NSI.
p. 267), Odysseus is an old Arcadian nature god identical with Poseidon, who dies at the approach of winter (retires to the western sea or is carried away to the underworld) to revive in spring (but see E.
Mannhardt and others regard Odysseus as a solar or summer divinity, who withdraws to the underworld during the winter, and returns in spring to free his wife from the suitors (the powers of winter).
They are decorated with religious scenes and texts, especially those which describe the passage of the sun through the underworld.
11 Abaddon ((Abaddon) is used of hell personified, the prince of the underworld.
The Attic legend of Eleusis also represented him as one of the judges of the underworld.
For Bjarmaland, though it gained a local habitation, is also in Norse tradition a wholly mythical and mythological place, more or less identical with the underworld (Niflhel, mist-hell).
4, where the rivers of Belial are spoken of, originally a god of the underworld), a name which also plays a part in the Antichrist tradition.
43), and as the demon of the underworld it is sometimes the earth-shaker.'
Broadly speaking it may be said that a distinction may be drawn between " spirits " and " gods," but it is a distinction of degree rather than of kind, obvious enough at the upper end, yet shading off into manifold varieties of resemblance in the lower forms. Some writers only recognize friendly agencies as gods; but destructive powers like the volcano, or the lords of the underworld, cannot be regarded as the protectors of the life of man, yet they seem in many mythologies to attain the full personalised stature of gods with definite names.
Sometimes the number three is reached by the distribution of the universe into sky, earth and underworld, and the gods of death claim their place as the rulers of the world to come.
Zeus bound him on a fiery wheel, which rolls unceasingly through the air or (according to the later version) in the underworld (Pindar, Pythia, ii.
Christ then proceeded to the underworld to deliver the spirits of the departed.
In later writers Tartarus is the place of punishment of the wicked after death, and is used for the underworld generally.
Virgil describes it as the river which surrounds the underworld (Aen.
Others attach chief importance to the slaying of Neoptolemus (Pyrrhus) by Orestes at Delphi; according to Radermacher (Das Jenseits im Mythos der Hellenen, 1903), Orestes is an hypostasis of Apollo, Pyrrhus the principle of evil, which is overcome by the god; on the other hand, Usener (Archiv fur Religionswesen, vii., 1899, 334) takes Orestes for a god of winter and the underworld, a double of the Phocian Dionysus the "mountain" god (among the Ionians a summer-god, but in this case corresponding to Dionysus j Xavaiyis), who subdues Pyrrhus "the light," the double of Apollo, the whole being a form of the well-known myths of the expulsion of summer by winter.
Having compelled all the world to recognize his divinity, he descended to the underworld to bring up his mother, who was afterwards worshipped with him under the name of Thyone (" the raging "), he himself being called after her Thyoneus.
It was the last flower gathered by Persephone before she was carried off by Hades, and was sacred to Demeter and Core (the cult name of Persephone), the great goddesses of the underworld.
From its associations Wieseler takes Narcissus himself to be a spirit of the underworld, of death and rest.
He is the son of Night and the twin brother of Death, with whom he dwells in the darkness of the underworld.
Poseidon is to the sea what Zeus is to the air, and Hades to the underworld in Homer.
" Three brethren are we, and sons of Cronus, sons whom Rhea bare, even Zeus and myself, and Hades is the third, the ruler of the people in the underworld.
Zimmern and P. Jensen, compares the dragon of the Apocalypse with the Babylonian Tiamat, thinks that some myth is referred to, and finds the µay€Scov of ApµayEbwv in the divine name `YEVEAAcya5wv, a Babylonian god of the underworld.
The name of the place where Tiamat was defeated by Nlarduk perhaps included that of a god of the underworld.
The Isis temples discovered at Pompeii and in Rome show that ancient monuments as well as objects of small size were brought from Egypt to Italy for dedication to her worship, but the goddess absorbed the attributes of all female divinities; she was goddess of the earth and its fruits, of the Nile, of the sea, of the underworld, of love, healing and magic. From the time of Vespasian onwards the worship of Isis, always popular with some sections, had a great vogue throughout the western world, and is not without traces in Britain.
My â€¦ spies report that you can't keep dealers and have no idea what's going on in the underworld.
"I'm serious about taking you to the underworld, if he hurts you," he reasserted.
My offer to hide you in the underworld is always open.
The only way into the underworld is through Hell.
There's something in my underworld that I have to find before they do.
Neither humans nor demons are permitted entry to the underworld.
She was still silently cursing herself for asking him why he needed to get to the underworld and him for answering honestly.
Past-Death, the original Deidre, felt no different until she stepped into the apartment she visited once before leaving her underworld in the hands of Gabriel.
Death was required to give up its soul when it ran the underworld.
They know you're shut out, and Harmony has told them it's because you were of human origin and the underworld is rejecting you.
The deity Fate had told him as much, after shutting down Gabriel's access to the underworld.
Long story short, there's a rebellion brewing in the underworld.
He wanted to be different than the other deities who didn't respect any boundaries, even if he was breaking Immortal Laws right and left to try to salvage his underworld.
Instinctively, he looked around for the grey door leading to his underworld.
She remembered talk to Rhyn's mate, Katie, in the underworld, trying to understand what it was to love from a human standpoint.
As for the underworld, I prey on depravity.
Fate's mention of him gaining access to the underworld made Gabriel wonder if the deity was referring to Darkyn's mate.
His soul, the underworld, rebellion â€¦ everything that mattered didn't when he considered how the mighty Death hadn't been able to save one innocent human from a dark fate.
"Permission to access and leave the underworld to claim my mate, with power intact, no interference from you, and no unwritten terms," the demon lord replied.
Just when he thought there were no more surprises â€¦ At least he had a way into the underworld.
His predecessor, referred to as past-Death by his collectors, made exactly two mistakes, the second of which landed Gabriel his new gig ruling the underworld.
Four months after becoming Death, Gabriel was trying to salvage what he could of the underworld as it crashed and burned.
As the sole living resident of the underworld with human origins, Gabriel was often reminded of how different he remained.
Mortal portals were like sunshine, the underworld the color of a storm cloud, and the portal to Hell blacker than Gabe's eyes.
Intent on hunting down his first real lead since things started going wrong, Gabe called open a portal to return to his underworld and the shopping mall-sized palace in the center of the living forest.
It was bright, the windows open to the soft underworld breeze and curtains fluttering.
He'd been everywhere in the underworld and mortal worlds, but never through this door.
The name past-Death adopted when she took on a human form in her underworld before she quit.
The deity had purposely left the underworld in shambles then gone to the mortal world, probably knowing her reincarnated human form was his mate.
He was stunning, ageless, as the goddess of the underworld had been, except this deity's smile was genuine.
For example, when you ignored my first summons" - Fate glared at him - "you made the deterioration of the underworld eighty percent likelier.
We're managed by a council that very poorly oversees Immortal activities in the mortal world and fights demons to keep the underworld dwellers from destroying the human world.
We spent time in the underworld together, though if you're human, that might mean â€¦ Katie drifted off then glanced at the children.
While not surprised past-Death had taken this man to her bed as well, Gabe was surprised he'd folded so quickly to Darkyn's offer of spying in return for a guaranteed trip to the underworld.
Shut off from the underworld, he could only hope he had enough soul power here on the mortal world to reincarnate one Immortal.
He was going to win this round against Fate, Darkyn and anyone else who stood between him, the underworld and his mate.
"Can you be away from your â€¦ underworld this long?" she asked at last.
I'm doing such a shitty job as Death, I got locked out of the underworld, he said, amused.
"You're locked out of the underworld, herding lost souls into a lake and yet you're here trying to win over the woman destined to be your mate by divine laws but who doesn't trust you," she summarized.
The underworld cracked, and the demons came to claim the souls.
You.d have my eternal gratitude if you could find a place for Rhyn in the underworld.
He's about to lead my demons to the underworld. With the Immortals in disarray and Death's â€¦ mistake, I can own the underworld before Rhyn can control his power enough to stop me.
Darkyn suspected twisted Immortals like Sasha were rare. One of the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, Sasha had been strategically placed to provide Darkyn more information than he'd hoped for. Sasha's only flaw had been his madness, which ultimately resulted in his death. Sasha had identified Ully, who was hand-selected by Andre. While Darkyn didn't know the full details of how Andre had gotten Death to release the once-dead human, he did know Andre and Death wouldn't have done something so important if Ully wasn't the brilliant scientist he was. It was unfortunate that Ully would be killed as soon as the three shapeshifting demons reached the underworld, but Darkyn didn't believe in loose ends.
While not large, the Immortal underworld was separated by several different domains, two of which â€“ Hell and Death's domain - were contained within shields no one could enter. At least, no normal Immortal or demon could enter. As a creature of both worlds, Rhyn could enter Hell, and he'd found by visiting Gabe that he was able to enter Death's domain, too.
The phantom and the strange exchange with Gabe troubled her. She didn't know her way around the Immortal underworld; she could only hope they were headed in the right direction again.
She debated what to do. She knew where Gabe was allegedly taking her, but she couldn't outrun or fight a demon or an assassin or anything else chasing her through the underworld. She'd need help.
He thought of Hell, and the portal glowed blacker than night. He thought of Kris, and the portal for the Sanctuary lit up. He thought of the Immortal underworld â€“ Death's domain â€“ and the portal turned gray.
He listened as Kiki explained Rhyn's visit, ending with the half-demon's resolve to destroy the boundary between Death's domain and the Immortal underworld in the hopes of getting Katie back. When Kiki finished, Kris poured himself a glass of whiskey while he thought.
Rhyn glanced from the rolling teal waves to his mate. Her words about Gabe were troubling, and he couldn't determine if she was purposely vague or really didn't know. Her pretty face was puzzled, and he frowned. She was beyond tired. Whatever was happening to her in the underworld, it wasn't good. Anger filled him. As much as he wanted to stay in the dream world in case it really was the last time he saw her, he couldn't help her while stuck in the dream.
Andre took up his position flanking her, and she shot him a look. She couldn't imagine why a demon would want to pose as Gabriel â€“ and insist on guiding her through the underworld. Her limited experience with demons was that they all wanted to kill her or drag her to Hell or to Darkyn.
Then again, she didn't know what Gabe's destination had been. Katie looked behind her, wondering what she was missing. Her eyes went to the slithering tree branches overhead. She couldn't survive on her own in the underworld. That much had been made clear to her by Gabe. And escaping a demon on her own didn't seem like a smart option.
Maybe the underworld was having some effect on her. She'd been fatigued since arriving, but she'd explained it away with the fact she'd had little sleep and an unexpected pregnancy.
She'd no longer be vulnerable in the Immortal underworld.
Rhyn paced. He still felt the need to find Death, that if he found her, she'd lead him to Katie. They could wander the underworld for millennia without finding Katie, but Death â€¦ Death would know where she was.
You paid for two deaths. Gabe came to collect, and those two lives â€¦ disappeared. They're in my underworld right now, running from me.
His words were an echo of Death's assertion. They struck Kris bone-deep. Kiki's doubt was apparent for the second time that day. Kris watched Kiki pass him and disappear through the portal to the underworld. Kris stepped through, distracted from his dark thoughts by the new world. They stood on a small rise overlooking a jungle-like forest edged in the distance by an ocean of black water.
Anger filled her, and she began to saw in earnest, unwilling to let another innocent person die in the darkness of the underworld.
The entire fortress was empty. Rhyn ducked his head into a salon the size of half Kris's castle. He and Gabe had reached the gleaming marble palace at the center of the underworld just after dawn only to find it unguarded and missing its key occupant.
But, that leaves us in a difficult position. There are four of you here. A contract was put out for two souls, and two souls were sent to my underworld. Unfortunately, they left before I could claim them. Which means, I need two souls to fulfill the contract.
"I'm sure you noticed that my domain in overrun with demons," Death said casually. "My â€¦ interference put the underworld â€“ and all the little humans' souls â€“ at risk, weakened the barriers between here and Hell. You were right, Gabe. Even my actions have consequences."
Rhyn stepped into the portal. He crossed fast and leapt through the portal leading to the Caribbean Sanctuary. No sooner had he hit the sandy beach than the restraints of the underworld fled, knocking him off his feet. His body bucked under the influence of power. Sudden pain shot through him, followed by the sensation of his magic snapping back into a bond too strong for him to access.
He emerged outside the jailer's door and readied himself for a confrontation. The sounds of activity were thick in the hallways behind him, and he listened, trying to determine if he could hear any sounds that the demons were victorious in the underworld.
He moved away from the Lake. He had a long journey ahead of him, one he didn't relish taking. But, if he was to be the honorable Death that mortals and Immortals alike deserved, he had to do it. Gabe's thoughts went to his predecessor once again. He couldn't help wondering what happened to her. He'd expected her abandonment of the underworld would grant him some sort of peace or reprieve. However, after thousands of years with the vexing deity, he found himself lonely instead.
It's also a detailed inventory of slang, sexual code terms, metaphors, evasiveness, underworld argot, and indecent language.
avenge the murder of his father, drawing him deep into London's violent underworld.
bodiless existence in the underworld.
FRANKENSTEIN VS THE CREATURE FROM BLOOD COVE Well, here we are again folks - in the strange underworld of the shot-on-video cheapie.
When Oswald was picked up, Roselli suggested the underworld conspirators feared he would crack and disclose information that might lead to them.
A few days in the underworld can hardly have been a big deal for an eternal, omnipotent deity, can it?
delve into the delightfully dark underworld of Holmes, Watson and their fiendish foes.
denizens of the underworld - the faceless and anonymous Anunnaki.
Orpheus travels to the underworld to recover his wife Eurydice.
After the last molten flow came nothing but sulfurous fumes from a pressurized underworld.
gods of the underworld.
lord of the underworld for his associations with mining but more a dwarven God of mountains and hard labor.
meteor strike on London, the underworld threatens to taken over.
murky underworld of pr.
Currently it is a seedy, dirty, unregulated underworld controlled by pimps.
samurai warrior a taste of his own sword in the underworld fighting arena.
seedy underworld eroding in Benetton colors.
Through violence, using sawed-off shotguns & machine guns, Capone became king of the Chicago underworld, " The Master Criminal.
Stuart James turns sleuth to reveal the scams of the pensions underworld.
underworld of the earth, for it had earlier been cast down from Heaven (lines 60-70 ).
underworld of the city.
You must enter the underworld stripped naked of all you were.
Harvey's previous book, In a True Light, departed from Nottingham to explore the underworld of art.
But Osiris was a dead god who ruled the underworld.
But can he leave behind his life of crime, or will he be sucked back into the corrupting Parisian underworld?
Phillip tracks him to Toledo, Ohio, and goes there determined to uncover the sinister underworld.
It's a painting of communal harmony; a portrait of a seedy underworld eroding in Benetton colors.
Thanks to Patrick Keegan for coming in to review the papers - regular listeners know that Patrick operates in the murky underworld of pr.
I bet Lex Luther has no respect in the criminal underworld at all.
Slayer is a well-paced novel set in the dark vampire underworld where monsters with inhuman strength battle for supremacy.
The premise of the game is one of rescue and revenge within the seedy Japanese underworld run by the Yakuza.
underworld boss Kang.
underworld figures with whom he has ' worked or ' done bird ' .
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underworld connections " just took on a whole new meaning.
underworld activities in the Port of Dublin.
underworld contacts in Havana who had been trying to knock him off.
underworld in greek mythology.
She is represented as a youthful virgin, with wings of gold, who hurries with the swiftness of the wind from one end of the world to the other, into the depths of the sea and the underworld.
To these also belong the rite of wµoc¢ayta,and the communication of liturgical formulae for the guidance of the soul of the dead man on his way to the underworld, which also served as credentials to the gods below.
(See especially Charles's Book of Enoch.) The doctrine of the resurrection of the righteous to life in the heavenly world became engrafted on to the old doctrine of Sheol, or the dark shadowy underworld (Hades), where life was joyless and feeble, and from which the soul might be for a brief space summoned forth by the arts of the necromancer.
Hylen, De Tantalo (Upsala, 1896), who considers the story of the thirst of Tantalus in the underworld to be due to the Orphic interpolator in the Nhcvta of the Odyssey, and the Pandareus story to be an innovation of the Alexandrine poets.
Everywhere, except in the Wisdom of Solomon, the Underworld is the old Hebrew inane abode of all the dead, and therefore a negligible quantity for the moralist.
In poetry it comes to mean ``place of destruction, and so the underworld or Sheol (cf.
According to others, Zagreus was originally a god of the chase, who became a hunter of men and a god of the underworld, more akin to Hades than to Dionysus (see also Titans).
Haggar is about to give the samurai warrior a taste of his own sword in the underworld fighting arena.
It 's a painting of communal harmony; a portrait of a seedy underworld eroding in Benetton colors.
Through violence, using sawed-off shotguns & machine guns, Capone became king of the Chicago underworld, The Master Criminal.
It was the Underworld of the Earth, for it had earlier been cast down from Heaven (lines 60-70).
The sun is setting now and it brings a tear to her eye as, he ruled the underworld of the city.
Harvey 's previous book, In a True Light, departed from Nottingham to explore the underworld of art.
Decisive and efficient, he 's also the right hand man of underworld boss Kang.
No names of respected underworld figures with whom he has ' worked or ' done bird '.
Thursday 15th May 2003: Underworld Update: The final two promo images for Underworld have been released today.
The term " underworld connections " just took on a whole new meaning.
These include an array of illegal activity ranging from drugs to controlling the underworld activities in the Port of Dublin.
By Roselli 's cryptic account, Castro learned the identity of the underworld contacts in Havana who had been trying to knock him off.
CERBERUS was the three headed dog that guarded the underworld in greek mythology.
You know they are delicious and nutritious and even worth a sojourn into the underworld, but do you know how to eat a pomegranate?
In mythology,Persephone ate six pomegranate seeds and so was forced to live in the underworld six months out of the year.
Popular since the dawn of punk rock, men's gothic jackets are enjoying a revival thanks to the resurgent interest in vampires and other elegant underworld creatures.
To look like Selene from the movie Underworld, try a bold pair of aqua blue lenses.
Selene from the movie Underworld has piercing aqua blue eyes that are not like any color seen in humans.
Another option is a pair of vampire contacts made like those used in the movie Underworld.
This cool action/strategy game is about a war in the Underworld.
Win your battle against Hades in the Underworld section of Olympus Coliseum.
Speak to Yuna after beating Hades in the Underworld.
Players controlled a thug who would steal cars and commit other crimes to gain popularity in the gang underworld.
Scarface the movie follows the life of ex-con Tony Montana from his penniless refugee status to top-dog in the Miami underworld.
In a myth regarding her visit to the underworld, she has to pass through seven gates, giving up something at each gate.
In the Chinese underworld, families are willing large sums of money to procure a virgin for a son's burial.
Therefore, anyone who hopes to live through the night has to disguise themselves as an underworld creature.
The third movie in the Underworld series isn't a sequel, but a prequel.
Centuries before the first Underworld, the Lycans were slaves to the "Death Dealers", or the vampires.
He has two other directing jobs upcoming, so it will be interesting to see how he can pull off this sequel with two veteran Underworld actors and one excellent TV actress.
At the helm of the cast of Underworld movie is actor Kate Beckinsale.
The first film in the Underworld series was released in 2003.
The second film of the series Underworld: Evolution made its debut in 2006 and the third installment Underworld: Rise of the Lycans hit theaters in 2009.
There are five main players in the cast of Underworld movie, beginning with its main star, Kate Beckinsale.