Hades

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hades (religion) the world of the dead "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis"
    • n Hades (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hades hā"dēz The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave. "And death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them.""Neither was he left in Hades , nor did his flesh see corruption.""And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hades In Greek myth: The lord of the lower world, a brother of Zeus, and the husband of Persephone (Proserpine). He reigned in a splendid palace, and, besides his function of governing the shades of the departed, he was the giver to mortals of all treasures derived from the earth. In art he was represented in a form kindred to that of Zeus and that of Poseidon, and bearing the staff or scepter of authority, usually in company with Persephone. As the god of wealth, he was also called by the Greeks Pluto; and he is the same as the Roman Dis, Orcus, or Tartarus.
    • n Hades In the Greek New Testament and in the revised English version, the state or abode of the dead indefinitely: often taken as equivalent to purgatory, the intermediate state of the dead, or to hell. See hell.
    • n Hades [lowercase] The infernal regions; hell.
    • n Hades In zoology: A genus of lepidopterous insects.
    • n Hades A genus of coleopterous insects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hades hā′dēz the unseen world: the abode of the dead indefinitely, hell.
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Quotations

  • Homer
    Homer
    “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

Idioms

Hot as Hades - If something's as hot as Hades, it's extremely hot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "a',dhs "A'idhs; 'a priv. + 'idei^n to see. Cf. Un- Wit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. haidēs, hadēs, dubiously derived from a, neg., and idein, to see.

Usage

In literature:

And wolde to god that we hade now an Ezechias wich wold so handle the masse.
"A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful" by Peter Martyr
We'll dig till we reach water if we have to tap Hades.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Hermes was the swift-footed messenger, and trusted ambassador of all the gods, and conductor of shades to Hades.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Could I but behold him descending to Hades, I might say that my soul had forgotten its joyless woe.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Two of these curious poems in clay have been found intact, one on the deluge, the other on the descent of Istar into Hades.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Into the blackest depths of Hades the sounds sped on their way, and the hands of Time stood still.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Forrester silently wished the pack of them in Hades, enjoying the company of Pluto and his ilk.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Longing, but patient, I will await thee in Hades.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
I knew the Germans would smash Hades out of them!
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
I swear I would follow him even into Hades.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Question whether he really believed in the torments of Hades.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
I, lines 85-88; to the descent into Hades, act i. sc.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Stonor, returning to the shack, was hailed with joy as one who might have come back from Hades unscathed.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
I don't care a hoot in Hades till somebody like you or Reddy or Ross comes along.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
The Present is here not only Ulysses far off in Hades, but the Phaeacians in their actual sensible world.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Two thousand miles afoot; three months of Hades; for nothing.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Burn me up, you hounds of Hades.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
In the various poems written on the occasion the wretch's soul was unanimously consigned to Hades.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Why did you eat of the poisonous fruits of Hades?
"Aino Folk-Tales" by Basil Hall Chamberlain
What is the best way, Thuvia, the shortest way out of this celestial Hades?
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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In poetry:

The tocke on ethar hande
Be the lyght off the mone;
Many hade no strenght for to stande,
In Chyviat the hillys abon.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
Then for our sakes he into Hades went,
That seat of pain and never-ending woes!
But the third day, he after that descent,
From the dark chambers of the dead arose:
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
And past all hope a long ray in his sight,
Fall'n trickling down the steep crag Hades-black
Reveals an upward path to life and light,
Nor any let but he should mount that track.
"On A Picture" by Jean Ingelow
An' the singin' flame an' the gleeful crowd
Circlin' aroun'… won't mammy be proud!
With a stone at her hade an' a stone on her heart,
An' her mouth like a red plum, broken apart…
"Lullaby" by Lola Ridge
It is enough, I hold thee prisoned in my arms,
And drink the dewy fragrance of thy breath;
And earth, and heaven, and hades, are forgot,
And love holds carnival, and laughs at death.
"Nay, Do Not Ask" by Madge Morris Wagner
Zit to mak knowne that if I could
Faine would I do al that I should,
And oft alone on this I mus'de:
At last presents vnto my vew,
This Knight, beir, cold and pale of hew,
That seem'd no danger hade refus'de.
"The Avthor To His Patrone" by Patrick Gordon

In news:

The Scobleizer Versus Cerberus the Hound of Hades.
I am going to attempt to share the family's weekend vacation to Hades while sparing the yucky details.
Toto, we're not in Hades anymore.
Traditionally, the tale follows the newlywed Orpheus as he travels to Hades in search of his recently deceased wife.
Hades is Hades, but at least there's dancing: Jeff Raz and John Mercer.
Taking a trip through domestic hades in 'The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days.
A Field Museum curator is digging around a cave in Southern Greece that's been compared to the mythical underworld, Hades.
Question (from "Dinah"): I'm a graduate student in a literature seminar taught by "Professor Hades," who is male, very old, and very old school.
It was hot as Hades in the back room of the South Buffalo pizza joint that Patrick Kane has visited since his parents would stop by with their young son in sneakers and full hockey gear on the way home from practice or a game.
Growing up in a suburban labyrinth of faceless strip malls, endless asphalt, and cookie-cutter subdivisions -- instead of Hades, we've named it Davie -- wouldn't seem to foster good music.
Techint Technologies (Milano, Italy), received an order from Hadeed Al Jubail to supply a new walking beam furnace (220 tph capacity) and to revamp an existing Techint furnace for the company's hot strip mill.
DANVERS — Last January, amid a relatively balmy winter, Maple Street resident Carla King questioned the need for a blanket parking ban on town streets on days when there was not a snowball's chance in Hades that snow would fall.
Eleven games into what is shaping up to be the 14-game homestand from Hades off the field, the Yankees are regrouping on the field.
I've heard often that the road to Hades is paved with good intentions.
Deadly cave 's where it all ended — and maybe Hades began.
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In science:

HADES quasifree pn data for M > 0.20 GeV/c2 which is in sharp contrast to the pp case.
Dilepton production in proton-proton and quasifree proton-neutron reactions at 1.25 GeV
HADES measurements have ruled out such states in their data.
Dilepton production in proton-proton and quasifree proton-neutron reactions at 1.25 GeV
HADES detector in our theoretical calculations.
Dilepton production in proton-proton and quasifree proton-neutron reactions at 1.25 GeV
Fig e 2a: The haded e age dee de ha wee  ed d ig a ea h f he e f i ha ie iide he i e.
Fast Algorithms and Efficient Statistics: N-point Correlation Functions
Infrastructure The test infrastructure (see Figure 1) uses Hades as simulation engine. Hades is a publicly available, eventbased simulator developed in Java. Since it supports behavioral Java descriptions, we are able to take profit of all the Java features.
An Infrastructure to Functionally Test Designs Generated by Compilers Targeting FPGAs
Apart from the standard SPATS sensors with steel housing two HADES type sensors have been deployed with the fourth SPATS string.
Sensor development and calibration for acoustic neutrino detection in ice
The positioning system will also include a reciprocal calibration setup for HADES sensors and the ability to install a SPATS sensor for calibration purposes.
Sensor development and calibration for acoustic neutrino detection in ice
The High Acceptance Di-Electron Spectrometer (HADES) operates at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum f¨ur Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
On the contrary, we observe too large a yield at the vector meson pole and missing yield related to high mass resonances when compared to HADES data.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
The HADES spectrometer provided a wealth of data from p+ p collisions at energies 1.25, 2.2 and 3.5 GeV, allowing for systematic studies of meson and baryon resonance production and their decays.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
In any case, one should test experimentally whether the dilepton excess is indeed proportional to the baryon density, either by running at low energy at CERN, or by waiting till HADES data. (iii) The observed low-pt excess of pions (over thermal spectra) can indeed dramatically increase the low-mass dilepton yield.
Physics of Heavy Ions Collisions: The Summary of Moriond-97
Just recently we have given predictions for dilepton production in pion-nucleus reactions , that will be measured by the HADES collaboration at GSI , and in photon-nucleus reaction in the energy range from 800 MeV to 2.2 GeV that is accessible at TJNAF .
Photoproduction of mesons in nuclei at GeV energies
Evidencing continued theoretical interest at these lower energies, there are new advancements154,156 in theory pertinent for the dilepton measurements made by the DLS155 , and to be made by HADES.
Electromagnetic radiation from relativistic nuclear collisions
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