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"The road to Hades is easy to travel." - Wilfred Bion

"The road to Hades is the easiest to travel." - Diogenes Laertius

"The descent to Hades is the same from every place." - Anaxagoras

"For a single path leads to the house of Hades." - Aeschylus

"The descent into Hades is much the same from whatever place we start." - Anaxagoras

"For even bold natures flee, whenever they see Hades close to life." - Sophocles

"I plucked a ruby off the nearest plant and threw it at Hades." - Rick Riordan

"Now fight me! For today thee House of Hades will be called the saviors of Olympus." - Rick Riordan

"Hades was the personification of dark and dangerous-a living, breathing Batman." - P C Cast

"Since the hour when Christ despoiled Hades, men have danced in triumph over death." - Gregory Thaumaturgus

"No man takes with him to Hades all his exceeding wealth." - Theognis of Megara

"The descent to Hades is much the same from whatever place we start." - Anaxagoras

"If there is a special Hades for writers is would be in the forced contemplation of their own works." - John Dos Passos

"The myths about Hades and the gods, though they are pure invention, help to make men virtuous." - Diodorus Siculus

"The road to Hades is easy to travel; at any rate men pass away with their eyes shut." - Bion of Borysthenes

"What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades' underwear?" - Rick Riordan

"Nay if even in the house of Hades the dead forget their dead, yet will I even there be mindful of my dear comrade." - Homer

"Have you any idea of what you"ve unleashed? (Hades) Cruelty, pestilence, wrath, violence, ultimate suffering...what other gifts did the gods bestow on him?" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Have you any idea of what you've unleashed? (Hades) Cruelty, pestilence, wrath, violence, ultimate suffering...what other gifts did the gods bestow on him?" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"May the strength of Ares and wisdom of Athena see you through. (Eros) And may Hades roast your hoary soul. (Julian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Running with a drowsy child of Hades was more like doing a 3 -legged race with a life size rag doll." - Rick Riordan

"For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things." - Aeschylus

"Envy is what makes you, when an acquaintance is lustily telling you that she's dating a Greek god of a guy, ask, 'Which one, Hades?'" - Gina Barreca

"Anaxagoras said to a man who was grieving because he was dying in a foreign land, "The descent to Hades is the same from every place." - Diogenes Laertius

"Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son Achilles, a destroying wrath which brought upon the Achaeans myriad woes, and sent forth to Hades most valiant souls of heroes." - Homer

"John T. Unger came from a family that had been well known in Hades - a small town on the Mississippi River - for several generations." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Anaxagoras said to a man who was grieving because he was dying in a foreign land, The descent to Hades is the same from every place." - Diogenes Laertius

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

"Easy is the descent to Lake Avernus (mouth of Hades); night and day the gate of gloomy Dis (god of Hades) is open; but to retrace one's steps, and escape to the upper air, this indeed is a task; this indeed is a toil." - Virgil

"Artemis smiled. "You have done well, my lieutenant. You have made me proud, and all those Hunters who perished in my service will never be forgotten. They will achieve Elysium, I am sure." She glared pointedly at Hades. He shrugged. "Probably." Artemis glared at him some more. Okay," Hades grumbled. "I'll streamline their application process." - Rick Riordan

"It is," I said. "And it's not even difficult. But I need your promise on the River Styx." "What?" Dionysus cried. "You don't trust us?" "Someone once told me," I said, looking at Hades, "you should always get a solemn oath." Hades shrugged. "Guilty." - Rick Riordan

"Two U.S. Marine skeletons guarded the doors. They grinned down at us, rocket-propelled grenade launchers held across their chests. "You know," Grover mumbled, "I bet Hades doesn't have trouble with door-to-door salesman." - Rick Riordan

"CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance - against whom or what does not clearly appear; everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance." - Ambrose Bierce

"A boy of five years old serene and gay, Unpitying Hades hurried me away, Yet weep not for Callimachus: if few The days I lived, few were my sorrows too." - Lucian

"Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls Of heroes into Hades' dark And left their bodies to rot as feasts For dogs and birds, as Zeus' will was done." - Homer

"Could you please stop with the beating? (Kat) He's being punished. Hello? This is Tartarus, remember the purpose of this part of the Underworld? We"re not really warm and fluffy over here. (Hades)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"We"re not that strong anymore. (Hades) Oops, guess I screwed up. Inability to see the consequences of our thoughtless acts must run in the family. So much for my father being a god of prophecy, huh? (Stryker)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"No one can hurry me down to Hades before my time, but if a man's hour is come, be he brave or be he coward, there is no escape for him when he has once been born." - Homer

"Husband, we talked about this," Persephone chided. "You can't go around incinerating every hero. Besides, he's brave. I like that." Hades rolled his eyes. "You liked that Orpheus fellow too. Look how well that turned out." - Rick Riordan

"Could you please stop with the beating? (Kat) He's being punished. Hello? This is Tartarus, remember the purpose of this part of the Underworld? We're not really warm and fluffy over here. (Hades)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"We're not that strong anymore. (Hades) Oops, guess I screwed up. Inability to see the consequences of our thoughtless acts must run in the family. So much for my father being a god of prophecy, huh? (Stryker)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"What we see in history is not a transformation, a passing of one race into another, but entirely new and perfect creations, which the ever-youthful productivity of nature sends forth from the invisible realm of Hades." - Adolf Bastian

"The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension - above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God." - Athanasius of Alexandria

"Tragedy is dead! Poetry itself died with it! Away, away with you, puny, stunted imitators! Away with you to Hades, and eat your fill of the old masters' crumbs!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Easy is the way down to the Underworld: by night and by day dark Hades' door stands open; but to retrace one's steps and to make a way out to the upper air, that's the task, that is the labor." - Virgil

"I would join Sisyphus in Hades and gladly push my boulder up the slope if only, each time it rolled back down, I were given a line of Aeschylus." - Tom Stoppard

"Hades raised an eyebrow. When he sat forward in his throne, shadowy faces appeared in the folds of his black robes, faces of torment,as if the garment was stitched of trapped souls from the Fields of Punishment, trying to get out. The ADHD part of me wondered, off-task, whether the rest of his clothes were made the same way. What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades' underwear?" - Rick Riordan

"Easy is the descent to hell; all night long, all day, the doors of dark Hades stand open; but to retrace the path; to come out again to the sweet air of Heaven - there is the task, there is the burden." - Virgil

"Nico di Angelo came into Olympus to a hero's welcome, his father right behind him, despite the fact that Hades was only supposed to visit Olympus in winter solstice. The God of the dead looked stunned when his relatives clapped him on the back. I doubt he'd ever got such an enthusiastic welcome before." - Rick Riordan

"We need music," Nico said. "How's your singing?" "Um, no. Can't you just, like, tell it to open? You're the son of Hades and all." "It's not so easy. We need music." I was pretty sure if I tried to sing, all I would cause was an avalanche." - Rick Riordan

"This little piggy went to Hades This little piggy stayed home This little piggy ate raw and steaming human flesh This little piggy violated virgins And this little piggy clambered over a heap of dead bodies to get to the top" - Neil Gaiman

"Next time someone tells me they believe in God, I'll say 'Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?...' If they say 'Just God. I only believe in the one God,' I'll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don't believe in 2,870 gods, and they don't believe in 2,869." - Ricky Gervais

"The name says it all. That's where Dad (Hades) tries out his new punishment ideas, but he says the traditional ones still work best: the lava flows, the minefields full of exploding surprises, burning at the stake, running naked through cactus patches... You name it, we've got it here - Nico di Angelo" - Rick Riordan

"Those of us who don't want to worship an invisible being or spend our days fretting about punishment in Hades do want to be able to share what we hold dear with our families and the broader world, and we want to be understood and appreciated for who we are." - Greg Epstein

"The best of all things for earthly men is not to be born and not to see the beams of the bright sun; but if born, than as quickly as possible to pass the gates of Hades, and to lie deep buried." - Theognis of Megara

"Not to be born at all would be the best thing for man, never to behold the sun's scorching rays; but if one is born, then one is to press as quickly as possible to the portals of Hades, and rest there under the earth." - Theognis of Megara

"Fish seem to be rather conservative around this bay, one seldom catches enough to form the fundamental basis for a lie. Dante left out one of the torments of Hades I could imagine a doomed mortal made to untangle wet fish lines forever. Everybody lost patience at the stupidity of the fish in not coming forward promptly to be murdered." - Thomas A Edison

"Here was a torture that Greek inventors of the Feast and the Stone had omitted from their Hades: the Blanket of Self-Deception. A lovely warm blanket as far as it covered the soul in torment, but it never quite covered everything." - Jonathan Franzen

"Fish seem to be rather conservative around this bay, one seldom catches enough to form the fundamental basis for a lie. Dante left out one of the torments of Hades ? I could imagine a doomed mortal made to untangle wet fish lines forever. Everybody lost patience at the stupidity of the fish in not coming forward promptly to be murdered." - Thomas A Edison

"You'll see all other mortal sinners, the ones who flout the honor owed to gods or guests, or loving parents-you'll see them get the justice they deserve. For Hades holds men mightily to a strict accounting down below the earth; he sees all things, inscribes them within the book of his remembering." - Aeschylus

"The commemoration of Christ's saving Passion is at hand, and the new, great spiritual Passover, which is the reward for dispassion and the prelude of the world to come. Lazarus proclaims it in advance by coming back from the depths of Hades and rising from the dead on the fourth day just by voice and command of God, Who has power over life and death (cf. Jn. 11:1-45)." - Gregory Palamas

"As for my brothers,' Zeus said, 'we are thankful -' he cleared his throat, like the words were hard to get out - 'erm, thankful for the aid of Hades.' The Lord of the Dead nodded. He had a smug look on his face, but I figure he'd earned the right. He patted his son Nico on the shoulders, and Nico looked happier than I'd ever seen him." - Rick Riordan

"I held out a lead figurine of Hades-the little Mythomagic statue Nico had abandoned when he fled camp last winter. Nico hesitated. "I do' play that game anymore. It's for kids." "It's got four thousand attack power," I coaxed. "Five thousand," Nico corrected. "But only if your opponent attacks first." I smiled. "Maybe it's okay to still be a kid once in a while." - Rick Riordan

"What's your name, lad?" "Newton. Newton Pulsifer." "LUCIFER? What's that you say? Are ye of the Spawn of Darkness, a tempting beguiling creature from the pit, wanton limbs steaming from the fleshpots of Hades, in tortured and lubricious thrall to your Stygian and hellish masters?" "That's Pulsifer," explained Newton. "With a P. I do' know about the other stuff, but we come from Surrey." The voice on the phone sounded vaguely disappointed." - Neil Gaiman

"I held out a lead figurine of Hades-the little Mythomagic statue Nico had abandoned when he fled camp last winter. Nico hesitated. "I don't play that game anymore. It's for kids." "It's got four thousand attack power," I coaxed. "Five thousand," Nico corrected. "But only if your opponent attacks first." I smiled. "Maybe it's okay to still be a kid once in a while." - Rick Riordan

"What's your name, lad?" "Newton. Newton Pulsifer." "LUCIFER? What's that you say? Are ye of the Spawn of Darkness, a tempting beguiling creature from the pit, wanton limbs steaming from the fleshpots of Hades, in tortured and lubricious thrall to your Stygian and hellish masters?" "That's Pulsifer," explained Newton. "With a P. I don't know about the other stuff, but we come from Surrey." The voice on the phone sounded vaguely disappointed." - Neil Gaiman

"We got an expression ride back to the palace of Hades. Nico sent word ahead, thanks to some ghost he summoned out of the ground, and within a few minutes the Three Furies themselves arrived to ferry us back. They weren't thrilled about lugging Bob the Titan, too, but I didn't have the heart to leave him behind, especially after he noticed my shoulder wound, said, "Owie", and healed it with a touch." - Rick Riordan

"Love me, beloved; Hades and Death Shall vanish away like a frosty breath; These hands, that now are at home in thine, Shall clasp thee again, if thou art still mine; And thou shalt be mine, my spirit's bride, In the ceaseless flow of eternity's tide, If the truest love thy heart can know Meet the truest love that from mine can flow. Pray God, beloved, for thee and me, That our sourls may be wedded eternally." - George Macdonald

"I'm afraid not." Hades sighed. "My son here convinced me that perhaps I should prioritize my list of enemies." He glared at me with distaste. "As much as I dislike certain upstart demigods, it would not do for Olympus to fall. I would miss bickering with my siblings. And if there is one thing we agree on - it is that you were a TERRIBLE father." - Rick Riordan

"Though a man may be found in a weak state, that does not at all mean that he has been abandoned by God. On the cross, the Lord Jesus Christ was in trouble, as the world sees things. But when the sinful world considered Him to be completely destroyed, in fact He was victorious over death and hades. The Lord did not promise us positions as victors as a reward for righteousness, but told us, "In the world you will have tribulation - but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world"." - John of Shanghai and San Francisco

"I was thinking about framing, and how so much of what we think about our lives and our personal histories revolves around how we frame it. The lens we see it through, or the way we tell our own stories. We mythologize ourselves. So I was thinking about Persephone's story, and how different it would be if you told it only from the perspective of Hades. Same story, but it would probably be unrecognizable. Demeter's would be about loss and devastation. Hades's would be about love." - Kiersten White

"Nico strode forward. The enemy army fell back before him like he radiated death, which of course he did. Through the face guard of his skull-shaped helmet, he smiled. "Got your message. Is it too late to join the party?" "Son of Hades." Kronos spit on the ground. "Do you love death so much you wish to experience it?" "Your death," Nico said, "would be great for me." "I'm immortal, you fool! I have escaped Tartarus. You have no business here, and no chance to live." Nico drew his sword-three feet of wicked sharp Stygian iron, black as a nightmare. "I don't agree." - Rick Riordan

"They would find this House of Hades. They'd take the Doors of Death. And by the gods, if Leo had to design a grabber arm long enough to snatch Percy and Annabeth out of Tartarus, then that's what he would do. Nemesis wanted him to wreak vengeance on Gaea? Leo would be happy to oblige. He was going to make Gaea sorry she had ever messed with Leo Valdez. "Yeah." He took one last look at the cityscape of Rome, turning bloodred in the sunset. "Festus, raise the sails. We've got some friends to save." - Rick Riordan

"I am very much out of my element here. There are moments, listening to the conversations going on around me, when I feel I am going to lose my mind. Earlier today, I heard someone say the words, "I felt at one with the divine source of creation." Mary Roach on a conducted tour of Hades. I had to fight the urge to push back my chair and start screaming: STAND BACK! ALL OF YOU! I'VE GOT AN ARTHUR FINDLAY BOX CUTTER! Instead, I quietly excused myself and went to the bar, to commune with spirits I know how to relate to." - Mary Roach



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