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Underworld


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.

Underworlds:

  1. Aborigine 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. Mayan 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. Sumerian mythology
    1. Dilmun
  25. Vodun
    1. Guinee
  26. Wagawaga mythology[?]
    1. Hiyoyoa[?]

God/ess/es of the Underworld (Note: this includes guardian-type creatures, ghosts and spirits such as demons, veli and Cerberus)

  1. Aborigine 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
  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. Tuonetar[?]
    7. Tuoni[?]
    8. 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. Mayan 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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