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Pluto Theme #5: Underworlds and Underworld Locales

Underworlds and Underworld locales icon Underworlds and Underworld Locales: the deep, dark places of mystery and death, as imagined in all the cultures of the world. Revisit our discussion forum.

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
P5.1 Tartarus Pit of lost souls in the Underworld of Greek mythology. britannica.com Most popular in the voting, favored by 36% of all voters worldwide.
P5.2 Elysium Realm of heroes in the Underworld of Greek mythology. britannica.com Second most popular in the voting, favored by 34% of all voters worldwide. Not likely to be confused with an albedo feature on Mars; name could be modified if necessary.
P5.3 Asphodel Realm of common folk in Greek mythology. mythologydictionary .com Not on ballot, but a very popular nominee that fits in with the first two.
P5.4 Niflheim Realm of the dead for those who did not die a heroic death, Norse mythology. pantheon.org Third most popular name in this category, favored by 28% of all voters.
P5.5 Abaddon Biblical place of destruction in first century Judaism. britannica.com Favored by 38% of voters from the Middle East.
P5.6 Xibalba Mayan Underworld. pantheon.org Favored by 45% of all voters from Central and South America.
P5.7 Pandemonium Capital of Hell in Paradise Lost (1667), epic poem by John Milton, English poet (1608-1674). Paradise Lost, John Milton. See gutenberg.org  
P5.8 Adlivun From Inuit mythology, Adlivun is the Underworld where souls are purified before they ascend to an afterlife in Quidlivun, on the Moon mythologydictionary .com  
P5.9 Quidlivun From Inuit mythology, Adlivun is the Underworld where souls are purified before they ascend to an afterlife in Quidlivun, on the Moon Myths and Legends: From Cherokee dances to voodoo trances, by John Pemberton; Canary Press eBooks, 2011; See books.google.com /books?id= xW1KAgAAQBAJ  
P5.10 Yuggoth Fictional planet beyond Neptune from the writings of H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), US writer. Later associated with Pluto. The Whisperer in the Darkness, by H. P. Lovecraft; Start Publishing LLC, 2014. See books.google.com /books?id= 3NDsAgAAQBAJ Extremely popular in the "Fictional Destinations" category. We believe its description as a dark, desolate place, and its association with Pluto, make it more appropriate for this naming theme on Pluto.
P5.11 Beralku Island of the dead in Ylongu culture, origin of the Djanggawuls. pantheon.org  
P5.12 Orun-Apadi The invisible realm of the broken pottery, a place of eternal punishment in the Yoruba religion, practiced in parts of west Africa. africanvanity.com  
P5.13 Mon Repos French for "my place of rest", the home of Death in Discworld, from the comic adventure novels by Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), published starting in 1983. An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett, by Andrew M. Butler; Greenwood World Pub., 2007. See books.google.com/ books?ei=riKCVaLyFMH tsAXNgoLQAQ  
P5.14 Pulotu The underworld in the mythology of Tonga and Samoa. pantheon.org  
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