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http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Hades- God of the Underworld


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/04/hades-god-of-the-underworld/

In some instances, Hades is the name given for the Underworld and the God himself.  He and his siblings, Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and were given the Underworld, Earth and the Sea to rule respectively.

His Roman equivalent is Pluto.  Cerberus, the three headed dog who guards the entrance to his domain and the Helm of Darkness-a helmet which renders the wearer invisible-are most often associated with Hades.  As ruler of the Underworld, Hades is most often depicted as grim and humorless.

In Greek Mythology, the dominion of Hades is dark and gloomy.  It is where the souls of the dead go.  The dead enter the Underworld through the River Acheron ferried by Charon.  Charon charges the dead souls an obolus or a small coin for passage.  Pious relatives of the dead place the coins on the mouth to ensure that the souls of their dearly departed can enter the realm of the dead.

Hades’ consort is Persephone.  Legends say that he abducted Persephone while she was picking flowers.  Demeter who missed her daughter terribly cast a curse on the land causing a great famine.  Some accounts say that Hades tricked Persephone into eating the pomegranate seeds while other say that they fell in love.  And so, every year Hades and Persephone go to the land of the living and while hey have to go back to the Underworld, autumn and winter (famine) occur as a symbol of Demeter’s grief.

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