- the infernal regions; hell.
- the afterworld, or the hereafter.
Origin of nether world
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By his advice, Zeus banished the Titans to the nether-world.
This obliged her to return periodically to the nether-world for evermore.
After my sojourn in the nether-world, I arose from the dead.
The other declared that he had been led by two angels into the nether-world.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
These curious openings into the nether-world are not permanent.At Last
- the world after death; the underworld
- a criminal underworld