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Anthemus river

Battle of Herakles with Geryon at the river.

Acherusia peninsula

Peninsula of Acherusia, where, we are told, Heracles led up Cerberus from Hades.

Acheron river

River of hell, Cerberus at the gates


And it is commonly reported that the descent to Hades in the country of the Hermionians is a short cut; and this is why they do not put passage money in the mouths of their dead.

Alcyonian Lake

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Avernian vales

So Orpheus then received his wife; and Pluto told him he might now ascend from these Avernian vales up to the light, with his Eurydice; but, if he turned his eyes to look at her, the gift of her delivery would be lost.
(Perseus Project - Ovidius, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More) 10.10)

The waters of Styx

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Ancient place-names


Areiopagus, where a similar descent to Hades was the physical origin.



  Thynias (Mela ii. 2. § 5; Plin. iv. 11. s. 18; Thunias, Strabo vii. p. 319, xii. p. 541: Scymn. 727; Arrian. Per. P. Eux. p 24; Anon. Per. P. Eux. p. 15; Ptol. iii. 11. § 4; Steph. B. s. v.), a promontory on the Thracian coast of the Euxine, N. of Salmydessus, which was probably at one time in the territories of the Thyni, although Strabo (vii. p. 319) speaks of the district as belonging to the people of Apollonia. Pliny (l. c.) mentions a town of the same name, which in some maps is placed a little to the south of the promontory, on the site of the modern Inada or Iniada; but which, according to Dapper (de l'Arohip. p. 515), is still called Thinno.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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