Origin of underworld
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For most heroes, the second cycle of the monomyth involves a physical journey into the underworld.
Rick flees the underworld, in this case the prison, and returns to the world as a hero.
In actuality, an encounter with a goddess of the underworld is another step in the second cycle of the monomyth.
The conservation world, Carlisle says, is “not prepared to take on underworld.”
The ancient Maya believed that the underworld of caves was home to gods that controlled rainfall and harvest bounties.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Figures tumbled out of it, in torn and ragged garments fashioned in the style of the very best tailors of the Earths underworld.The Fifth-Dimension Tube|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In Teutonic mythology the “mead” is taken from a hidden mountain spring, which issued from “Mimer's well” in the Underworld.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
But for the first time in his life, here in the underworld of San Francisco, in all equality he met such persons from above.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
He was full of interesting stories of the underworld and his dry humor and strange philosophy amused and entertained Jimmy.The Efficiency Expert|Edgar Rice Burroughs
You have expressed your interest in the sand-hog, given vent to a desire to go down into their underworld.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
- criminals and their associates considered collectively
- (as modifier)underworld connections
c.1600, "the lower world, Hades," also "the earth," as distinguished from heaven. Cf. German unterwelt, Dutch onderwereld, Danish underverden. Meaning "lower level of society" is first recorded 1890; "criminals and organized crime collectively" is attested from 1900.