Tartarus-Greek God Dating App, Queens of the Underworld

Tartarus, the name was used for the deepest region of the underworld, where the gods locked up their enemies and the dreaded Titans. The worst punishments were eeked out in this realm. Tartarus was one of the personified elements of the world, along with Gaea (Earth) and others. Tartarus and Gaea produced the monster Typhon

It was far below where the god Hades resided and it was the most horrible prison. The distance between Tartarus and Haides was the same as between the earth and Haides, it would take nine days for an anvil to reach Haides if dropped from earth, and another nine days from Haides to Tartarus. Although the kingdom of Hades was the place of the dead, Tartarus was where ferocious monsters and horrible criminals were banished, or where the gods imprisoned their rivals after a war. The three judges of the Underworld, Rhadamanthus, Aeacus, and Minos, decided who would go to the realm of Hades and who would be banished to Tartarus.

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Hades-Queens of the underworld

The place no one wants to visit.

When an anvil falls from earth nine days later it will slam into the deepest parts of Hades. Filled with the stench of mold and dead bodies, this realm is dark and filled with the voices of the doomed and bodiless ghosts flitted across the grey fields.

Pay the ferryman Charon or forfeit your chance at having an afterlife. He carries the souls of those who had received the rites of burial, across the river Styx.

Hades is surrounded by five rivers, each one representing an emotion connected with the underworld: the Styx (hatred), Acheron (pain), Lethe (forgetfulness), Phlegethon (fire), and Cocytus (wailing). Charon received the souls from Death (Or Hermes in mythology) and then guide them to the other side of the Styx River. The dead were buried with a coin under their tongue in order to pay Charon for their ride. Those who could not pay, or who had not received a proper burial, were turned back. The ghosts of the unburied were returned to the realm above to haunt the living in the form of dreams and to demand a proper burial.

The underworld’s entrance is not a very welcoming place, with Anxiety, Grief, Diseases, Old Age, Hunger, Fear, Agony, Death, and Sleep awaiting you. The entrance is guarded by Cerberus, a vicious three-headed dog whose duty is to keep the souls from leaving Hades.

Once Charon ferries the souls to the other side, the newly dead are then at the mercy of three judges: Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Aeacus. They decide the fate of the souls and send them to one of three places. If chosen for Elysium, the souls first drink from the river Lethe, to forget everything of their former life and commence a pleasant afterlife. Within the realm of Elysium, one can also find the Isles of the Blessed. When a soul has reached Elysium three times in a row, they are then granted access to the Isles of the Blessed for an eternity of unending bliss.

The second location, the Fields of Punishment, is designated for those who commit crimes against the gods. Hades decides on their individual punishment himself.

The Fields of Asphodel, thirdly, are for the souls who have not achieved greatness nor committed crimes against the gods.

Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight-Katherine D. Graham

This week we’ll be learning about Katherine D. Graham’s novel in the Realm of Darkness Fantasy and Paranormal Collection!

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Katherine D. Graham

Kierra is a princess with a gargantuan secret. The kind of secret people would murder her for, were it to be discovered. The kind of secret her own mother would turn away from in hate. Kierra is the first Hybrd–a Human with Angel and Demon blood. Vampire-Elf Prince Lunev has spent his entire adult life protecting the only living Hybrid during her annual waning–the time of year where her Angel blood overpowers her Human blood. Love was not supposed to be in the cards. But love is what they found. Will their love for each other end a centuries-long war between their races and save their countries from the Devil and Demon hordes? ​Or will their love doom them all?

Katherine D. Graham is a bestselling Fantasy author from Tennessee, in the USA. She is also a developmental editor and a Reedsy Reviewer.

Katherine’s debut indie Epic Fantasy novel, The Vow That Twisted Fate, is an Amazon bestselling New Adult Fantasy novel, a Fantasy finalist in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and a five-star IndieReader-approved novel.

Katherine holds a BA in Foreign Language/Lit: Japanese from the University of Memphis in Tennessee, where she also studied English (and editing). She worked for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center in her college years, and is still a vocal supporter of the Friends of the Memphis Public Library.

​In addition to the library system, Katherine actively raises support for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The House of Mews cat sanctuary, the Memphis Zoo, and Swim Across America.

Katherine loves adventures, especially traveling. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and three cats.

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Realm of Darkness-Author Spotlight Rosalyn Briar

This week we’ll be learning about Rosalyn Briar’s novel in the Realm of Darkness Fantasy and Paranormal Collection!

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Rosalyn Briar

As a performer in the underwater Cirque du Mer, Muriel charms skeletons to dance using her voice and magic pearls. When the circus travels to the Crescent Reef, Muriel is eager to take part in the Sacrifice. She desires to sink the ships of humans, the vile creatures who had once enslaved her.

During the Sacrifice, though, Muriel comes upon a different type of human—a woman. Instead of feeding the woman to the Moon Priestess’ kraken, Muriel saves her. Soon, she learns that Yara is a princess and, despite being human and mer, they have much in common. A romance blossoms between the pair, until Yara’s rescue ship arrives.

When the depressed Muriel learns that Yara has died in another shipwreck, she rushes to the Moon Priestess for help. Muriel gives up her voice as payment, and the Moon Priestess turns Yara into an undead mermaid. Muriel has three days to make Yara fall in love and find her soul’s pearl—all the while performing in the circus.

Can love conquer death?

I am a former Latin teacher, a mother to two fearless daughters, and a wife to my soul mate. I have two novels, A Sea of Pearls & Leaves and The Crown of Bones. I also have gothic romance short stories published in anthologies by Dragon Soul Press and Jazz House Publications. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m playing dress-up or gleaning through the woods for wildflowers with my princesses.