Odsysseus’ Descent into the Underworld Odysseus and Tiresias Odysseus and Elpenor Odysseus also meets Agamamnon and Achilles See Odyssey XI
Other Descents: Heracles and Cerberus Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Catalogue Number: Louvre E701 Beazley Archive Number: N/A Ware: Caeretan Black Figure Shape: Hydria Painter: -- Date: ca 530 BC Period: Archaic
Hercules seizing Cerberus | Hercules approaches Cerberus as Athena looks on. Note the doric column and frieze used to indicate the palace of Hades. Andocides Painter (Paris, Louvre )
... And my Conductor, with his spans extended, Took of the earth, and with his fists well filled, He threw it into those rapacious gullets (Inferno VI 25-37) Cerberus in Dante’s Inferno Etching by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Other Descents: Theseus Heracles Rescuing Theseus From the Chair of Forgetfulness
Aeneas’ Katabasis Sibyl leading Aeneas through the Underworld Jan Breughel II (1601-1678) Brussels, Royal Museum of Ancient Art of Belgium
Orpheus and Eurydice Relief Sculpture, c. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. (From L to R: Hermes, Eurydice, Orpheus)
Orpheus Leading EurydiceOrpheus Leading Eurydice. Camille Corot, 1861. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.