Meaning of Hades

Ha•des

Pronunciation: (hā'dēz), [key]
— n.
    1. the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
    2. the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
  1. (in the Revised Version of the New Testament) the abode or state of the dead.
  2. (often l.c.) hell.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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