noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for tartarus
It is a kind of hell, but not the spiraling inferno the Stalker Virgil led Dante through, but a sodden, sloppy Tartarus.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’|Chris Wallace|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tartarus was the region of punishment in the nether world of the ancients.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
Orpheus was so wretched that he set forth to try to bring her back from Tartarus.Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History|Charlotte M. Yonge
Down in Tartarus youths and maidens spend their time dismally in asking if there be yet an earth and a sky up above.Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Can I believe that the former will go to the Elysian fields and the latter to the Tartarus.'Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
He therefore hurled them into Tartarus, that portion of the lower world which served as the subterranean dungeon of the gods.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens
noun Greek myth
Word Origin for Tartarus
the abyss below Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek Tartaros, of uncertain origin; "prob. a word of imitative origin, suggestive of something frightful" [Klein].