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Definition of Underworld


  1. The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth.
  2. The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.
  3. The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes.
  4. The inferior part of mankind.

Underworld Quotations

What I like about the 'Underworld' thing is that it's a mix of cool genres, as well as creating its own message.
Theo James

Mars has long exerted a pull on the human imagination. The erratically moving red star in the sky was seen as sinister or violent by the ancients: The Greeks identified it with Ares, the god of war; the Babylonians named it after Nergal, god of the underworld. To the ancient Chinese, it was Ying-huo, the fire planet.
John Updike

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
Don Marquis

Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which turned these terrors to stone.
R. D. Laing

In China the underworld and officialdom have interpenetrated and become one. Criminal elements have become officialized as officials have become criminalized.
Liu Xiaobo
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Underworld Translations

underworld in German is Unterwelt
underworld in Italian is regno dei morti
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