Underworld

For other meanings of the word "underworld" see Underworld (disambiguation)

In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term, referring to any place to which newly-dead souls go.

See also: psychopomp.


Underworld Relief
Artist depiction of where dead souls go.

Underworlds

  1. Aboriginal mythology
    1. Beralku
  2. Akkadian mythology
    1. Ereshkigal
    2. Nergal
  3. Buddhist mythology
    1. Neraka
  4. Celtic mythology
    1. Annwn
    2. Mag Mell
  5. Christianity
    1. Heaven
    2. Hell
    3. Limbo
    4. Purgatory
  6. Egyptian mythology
    1. Aaru
    2. Ament
    3. Duat
    4. Neter-khertet
  7. Fijian mythology
    1. Nabangatai
  8. Finnish mythology
    1. Tuonela
  9. Greek mythology
    1. Elysium
    2. Hades
    3. Tartarus
  10. Hinduism
    1. Amaravati
    2. Soma
    3. Svarga
  11. Incan mythology
    1. Uca Pacha
  12. Inuit mythology
    1. Adlivun
  13. Islam
    1. Jannah
    2. Jahannam
  14. Idonesian mythology
    1. Patal
  15. Japanese mythology
    1. Soku-no-Kumi
    2. Yomi-no-kuni
  16. Latvian mythology
    1. Aizsaule
  17. Maya mythology
    1. Metnal
    2. Mitlan
    3. Xibalba
  18. Melanesian mythology
    1. Tuma
  19. Norse mythology
    1. Helheim
  20. Oromo mythology
    1. Ekera
  21. Polynesian mythology
    1. Avaiki
    2. Bulotu
    3. Bulu
    4. Burotu
    5. Iva
    6. Lua-o-Milu
    7. Murimuria
    8. Nabangatai
    9. Nga-Atua
    10. Pulotu
    11. Rangi Tuarea
    12. Te Toi-o-nga-Ranga
    13. Uranga-o-Te-Ra
  22. Pueblo mythology
    1. Shipap
  23. Roman mythology
    1. Hades
  24. Slavic mythology
    1. Irij
  25. Sumerian mythology
    1. Dilmun
  26. Vodun
    1. Guinee
  27. Wagawaga mythology
    1. Hiyoyoa

Rulers of the Underworld

(Note: this includes guardian-type creatures,
ghosts, and spirits such as demons, veli, and Cerberus)

  1. Aboriginal mythology
    1. Baiame (Kamilaroi)
    2. Eingana
  2. Akkadian mythology
    1. Allu
    2. Anu
    3. Anunnaku
    4. Etemmu
    5. Gallu
    6. Humbaba
    7. Mamitu
    8. Nergal
    9. Utnapishtim
  3. Albanian mythology
    1. Bukura e dheut
  4. Armenian mythology
    1. Spandaramat
  5. Aztec mythology
    1. Chalmecacihuilt
    2. Chalmecatl
    3. Ciucoatl
    4. Ciuteoteo
    5. Teoyaomqui
    6. Xipe Totec
  6. Babylonian mythology
    1. Erra
    2. Nergal
    3. Ninlil
    4. Sursunabu
    5. Ur-shanabi
    6. Utnapishtim
  7. Bon mythology
    1. gNyan
  8. Buddhist mythology
    1. Emma-O
    2. Yama
  9. Canaanite mythology
    1. Mot
  10. Celtic mythology
    1. Arawn
    2. Bean Sidhe
    3. Cernunnos
    4. Cwn Annwn
    5. Gwyn ap Nudd
    6. Latiaran
    7. Manannan mac Lir
    8. Midir
    9. Morrigan
    10. Niamh
    11. Pwyll
    12. Sluagh
    13. Tethra
  11. Chinese mythology
    1. Gui
    2. Yan-lo
  12. Christianity
    1. Angels
    2. Demons
    3. Satan
    4. Saint Peter
  13. Egyptian mythology
    1. Aker
    2. Am-heh
    3. Ament
    4. Ammit
    5. Andjety
    6. Apep
    7. Apis
    8. Cherti
    9. Chontamenti
    10. Ha
    11. Har-nedj-itef
    12. Imiut
    13. Isdes
    14. Isis
    15. Ma'at
    16. Mehen
    17. Naunet
    18. Nehebkau
    19. Nephthys
    20. Nuit
    21. Nun
    22. Osiris
    23. Seker
    24. Set
    25. Thoth
  14. Elamite mythology
    1. Jabru
  15. Etruscan mythology
    1. Charun
    2. Culsu
    3. Februus
    4. Mania
    5. Mantus
    6. Tuchulcha
    7. Vanth
  16. Finnish mythology
    1. Kalma
    2. Kiu-Tytto
    3. Kivutar
    4. Lovitar
    5. Surma
    6. Tuonen akka
    7. Tuonetar
    8. Tuoni
    9. Vammatar
  17. Greek mythology
    1. Cerberus
    2. Charon
    3. Hades
    4. Keres
    5. Persephone
    6. Styx
    7. Thanatos
  18. Gypsy mythology
    1. Mulo
  19. Haida mythology
    1. Ta'xet
    2. Tia
  20. Hinduism
    1. Bali
    2. Chitragupta
    3. Dhumorna
    4. Durgha
    5. Nagas
    6. Rudra
    7. Soma
    8. Varuna
    9. Vivasvat
    10. Yama
  21. Hopi mythology
    1. Kachina
  22. Ibo mythology
    1. Ala
  23. Incan mythology
    1. Supay
    2. Vichama
  24. Indonesian mythology
    1. Dewi Shri
    2. Ndara
  25. Inuit mythology
    1. Pana
    2. Sedna
  26. Islamic mythology
    1. Hafaza
    2. Huri
    3. Ifrit
    4. Jinn
    5. Mala'ikah
    6. Peri
  27. Japanese mythology
    1. Hisa-Me
    2. Hotoke
    3. Ika-Zuchi-no-Kami
    4. Jikininki
    5. Shiti Dama
    6. Shi-Ryo
  28. Kassite mythology
    1. Dur
  29. Khmer mythology
    1. Preas Eyssaur
  30. Latvian mythology
    1. Veli
    2. Velu mate
    3. Zemes mate
  31. Lunda mythology
    1. Kalunga
  32. Maya mythology
    1. Ahau-Kin
    2. Ah Puch
    3. Bolontiku
    4. Carakan
    5. Chamer
    6. Cizin
    7. Cum Hau
    8. Hun Came
    9. Vucub Caquix
    10. Zipacna
  33. Narragansett mythology
    1. Chepi
  34. Navaho mythology
    1. Estanatelhi
  35. Niquiran mythology
    1. Mictanteot
  36. Norse mythology
    1. Garm
    2. Hel
    3. Holler
    4. Ran
  37. Orokolo mythology
    1. Kiavari
  38. Persian mythology
    1. Dahaka
  39. Phoenician mythology
    1. Horon
  40. Phrygian mythology
    1. Men
  41. Polynesian mythology
    1. Auraka
    2. Degei
    3. Hikuleo
    4. Hina
    5. Hine-nui-te-Po
    6. Kanaloa
    7. Kiho
    8. Limu
    9. Makea Tutara
    10. Mahiuki
    11. Mahu-ike
    12. Marama
    13. Mauri
    14. Merau
    15. Milu
    16. Miru
    17. Ratu-mai-mbula
    18. Rimu
    19. Rohi
    20. Samulayo
    21. Tangaroa
    22. Whiro
  42. Prussian mythology
    1. Picullus
  43. Pueblo mythology
    1. Iyatiku
  44. Roman mythology
    1. Cerberus
    2. Dea Tacita
    3. Dis Pater
    4. Egestes
    5. Fames
    6. Inferii Dii
    7. Larenta
    8. Letum
    9. Libitina
    10. Mors
    11. Pluto
    12. Proserpina
    13. Viduus
  45. Russian mythology
    1. Baba Yaga
    2. Koshchei
  46. Saami mythology
    1. Yambe-akka
  47. Salish mythology
    1. Amotken
  48. Siberian mythology
    1. Chebeldei
    2. Kul
  49. Slavic mythology
    1. Crnobog
    2. Nyia
    3. Rusalka
  50. Sumerian mythology
    1. Edimmu
    2. Ekimmu
    3. Endukugga
    4. Enmesarra
    5. Ereshkigal
    6. Gidim
    7. Gula
    8. Irkalla
    9. Kur
    10. Namtar
    11. Nergal
    12. Neti
    13. Nindukugga
    14. Ninlil
    15. Urshanabi
    16. Ziusudra
  51. Syrian mythology
    1. Reshep
  52. Tamil mythology
    1. Cur
  53. Vodun
    1. Baron Cemetière
    2. Baron La Croix
    3. Baron Samedi
    4. Ghede
    5. Maman Brigitte
    6. Marassa Jumeaux
  54. Wagawaga mythology
    1. Tumudurere
  55. Yoruba mythology
    1. Oya
  56. Yurak mythology
    1. Nga
  57. Zuni mythology
    1. Uhepono

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