- Classical Mythology.
- the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
- the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
- (in the Revised Version of the New Testament) the abode or state of the dead.
- (often lowercase) hell.
Origin of Hades
Examples from the Web for hadean
The artist was to be transported by them from Hadean depths of despair to Olympian heights of rejoicing.Trusia
- Greek myth
- the underworld abode of the souls of the dead
- Pluto, the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
- New Testament the abode or state of the dead
- (often not capital) informal hell
Word Origin and History for hadean
1590s, from Greek Haides, in Homer the name of the god of the underworld, of unknown origin. Perhaps literally "the invisible" [Watkins]. The name of the god transferred in later Greek writing to his kingdom. Related: Hadal (adj.), 1964; Hadean.
The Greek and Roman god of the underworld and the ruler of the dead. Also called Dis. The underworld itself was also known to the Greeks as Hades.