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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (religion) the world of the dead; The criminal class.

Usage examples (35)
  • Cerberus was the three headed dog that guarded the underworld in Greek mythology.
  • The Egyptian mythology of judgement in the underworld is all geared around this "weighing" metaphor, though there it's more literal with the soul actually put in the scales.
  • The underworld is not all rubbish, rats, and dampness.
  • The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. for more
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