Underworld Names

alcestis

Greek myth name of a princess who was rescued by Hercules when she descended into Hades in place of her husband, meaning "might of the home."

Anpu

ANPU: Egyptian myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning royal child

Anubis

Greek form of Egyptian Anpu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."

Asar

Original Egyptian form of Osiris, myth name of a god of the underworld, possibly meaning something that has been made; a product

Ashriel

Variant of Azrael, the name of the Angel of Death who separates the soul from the body upon death, meaning help of God

Azaril

Variant of Azrael, the name of the Angel of Death, who separates the soul from the body upon death, meaning help of God

Azrael

Variant of Hebrew Azriel, meaning help of God This is the name of the Angel of Death, who separates the soul from the body upon death.

Azrail

Variant of Azrael, the name of the Angel of Death, who separates the soul from the body upon death, meaning help of God

Baalsebul

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Baalzebubg

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Beelzeboul

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Beelzebul

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Beelzebus

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Beelzebuth

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Belzaboul

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Belzebud

Variant of Beelzebub, possibly meaning lord or possessor of the high place

Cerberus

Demon of the pit Latin form of Greek Kerberos, myth name of the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades.

Cernunnos

Horned, antlered Celtic myth name of an antlered god of animals, fertility and the underworld, from Gaulish carnon/cernon, meaning horn, antler

Charon

Greek myth name of the ferryman of Hades who ferries the dead across the river Acheron, meaning "fierce brightness."

Demogorgon

Male Greek myth name of a god from the underworld, thought to be the name for Satan.

Devil

Biblical title borne by Satan, derived from Greek Diabolos, meaning accuser, slanderer

Diabolos

Greek form of the biblical title Devil, meaning "accuser, slanderer."

Elysia

Lightning-struck English name derived from the name of the heavenly fields of Elysia in Greek and Roman mythology, a section of the Underworld called Elysium in Latin, Elysion in Greek. The name evolved from a designation of a place, or person, struck by lightning--enelysion, enelysios.

Enki

Babylonian myth name of a god of creation, wisdom, and keeper of divine laws, and half-brother to Enlil. The name is usually rendered Lord of the Earth, but it may ultimately derive from en-kur, meaning lord of the underworld

Erebos

"Darkness." Greek myth name of the offspring of Chaos, brother of Nyx, and father of Aether. He is the personification of primordial darkness. In later legends He became a place in Hades, the underworld. The name is probably a loan from Semitic, like Hebrew erebh and Akkadian erebu, both of which mean "sunset, evening," hence "darkness."

Ereshkigal

Mesopotamian myth name of the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead. There are various meanings given for her name: Lady of the Great Place, Lady of the Great Earth, and Lady of the Great Below

Gwyn ap nudd

Fair/white son of Nudd In Welsh mythology, He was the ruler of the underworld (Annwn), where He escorted the souls of the dead. In Arthurian legend, He abducted the maiden Creiddylad after her elopement with Gwythr ap Greidawl, a long-time rival of Gwyn. He helped Culhwch hunt the boar Twrch Trwyth, and in later legends he was king of the fair folk (tylwyth teg).

Hades

Latin form of Greek Haides, myth name of the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone, from the Greek word aides, meaning unseen

Haides

Original Greek form of Latin Hades, meaning "unseen."

Hecate

Latin form of Greek Hekate, myth name of a goddess of witchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld, meaning far off

Hekate

Original Greek form of Latin Hecate, meaning "far off."

Izrail

Variant of Azrael, the name of the Angel of Death, who separates the soul from the body upon death, meaning help of God

Kerberos

Original Greek form of Latin Cerberus, meaning "demon of the pit."

Khthonia

Greek myth name, meaning "of the earth/underworld." It is another epithet of Hekate or Persephone.

Khthonios

Greek myth name applied to Hermes and Zeus. It is the masculine form of Khthonia, meaning "of the earth/underworld."

Kore

Greek myth name borne by Persephone, a goddess of the underworld, meaning "maiden."

Lucifer

Light-bringer A Roman astrological term for the morning star (Venus), composed of the Latin elements lux light and ferre to bring The word was a direct translation of the Greek word eosphorus dawn-bearer used by Jerome in the Vulgate; in Isaiah 14:12, it was used as an honorific title of a Babylonian king. Later interpretations by people who were influenced by Dante and Milton led to the idea that Lucifer and Satan were one and the same.

Mictlantecuhtli

Aztec myth name of a god of the underworld, meaning lord of Mictlan

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Orpheus

"Darkness of night." Greek myth name of a poet who charmed Hades with his lyre in an attempt to rescue his wife from the underworld.

Osiris

Greek form of Egyptian Asar, myth name of a god of the underworld, possibly meaning "something that has been made; a product."

Persephone

"Person-slayer." Greek myth name of a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, probably composed of the elements perso "person; human being" and phonos "murderer, slayer."

Plouton

Original Greek form of Latin Pluto, myth name of a god of the underworld, derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth."

Pluto

Latin form of Greek Plouton, meaning "wealth," myth name of a god of the underworld after whom a planet was named.

Satan

Biblical name of the enemy of God, derived from Hebrew satan, meaning adversary He is also known by the Greek name Diabolos, the Devil.

Semele

Greek myth name of a lover of Zeus. It is the Phrygian form of Greek Khthonia, meaning "of the earth/underworld."

Veles

Slavic myth name of a god of the earth, underworld, dragons, cattle, magic and trickery. He is an enemy of Perun and is described as being horned and serpentine. The name may mean "enclosed" or "concealed."

Volos

Variant of Slavic Veles, possibly meaning "enclosed" or "concealed."
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