Definition of Tartarus

1. Noun. A place where the wicked are punished after death.

Exact synonyms: Gehenna
Generic synonyms: Hell, Infernal Region, Inferno, Nether Region, Perdition, Pit
Derivative terms: Tartarean



Definition of Tartarus

1. n. The infernal regions, described in the Iliad as situated as far below Hades as heaven is above the earth, and by later writers as the place of punishment for the spirits of the wicked. By the later poets, also, the name is often used synonymously with Hades, or the Lower World in general.

Definition of Tartarus

1. Proper noun. In Greek paganism, a dark and gloomy part of the realm of Hades, reserved for the damned, the wicked, such as the Titans, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tartarus

1. The infernal regions, described in the Iliad as situated as far below Hades as heaven is above the earth, and by later writers as the place of punishment for the spirits of the wicked. By the later poets, also, the name is often used synonymously with Hades, or the Lower World in general. Origin: L, from Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Tartarus

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1. The Story of Greece by James Albert Harrison (1892)
"hideous, so he thrust them into a dark pit below the earth called Tartarus, and would not let them come out of it again. But mother Gsea loved even her ugly ..."

2. The Story of Greece by James Albert Harrison (1885)
"hideous, so he thrust them into a dark pit below the earth called Tartarus, and would not let them come out of it again. But mother Gaea loved even her ugly ..."

3. A Compend of Christian Divinity by Sylvanus Cobb (1848)
"It is Tartarus. It occurs but once in the Bible, and that is in 2 Peter ii. 4. ... From this source we learn that Tartarus was the heathen name of their ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"Tartarus, in the Grecian mythology, a son of . ... Jn tho Iliad Tartarus is a place as far below Hades as heaven is above the earth, and there by later ..."

5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediæval, Legendary: Famous by William Shepard Walsh (1915)
"... youngest son of Tartarus and Gaea, who presuming to covet sovereignty over gods and men was subdued by a thunderbolt from Zeus, and buried in Tartarus ..."

6. The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients, Explain'd from History by Banier (Antoine) (1739)
"... the Poets have placed in Tartarus. The GIANTS and. tie Titans. ... under Mount Etna^ which was reckoned one of the Vents of Hell, others in Tartarus ..."

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