Part three on the ancient Greek Underworld: who made it out alive?

18 November 2014

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve spoken about how the world of the living and the world of the dead are very separate places. To make the transition from one to the other requires elaborate funerary rites and, more basically, for one to be deceased. But that’s not true all of the time. In ancient Greek mythology, several heroes and immortals descended to the Underworld. But the harder part was often getting back out.