Well, they're just fine. You know, a little dark, a little gloomy. And, as always, hey, full of dead people. What are you gonna do?
~ Hades describing how things are in the Underworld.
Well, well, It's a small underworld, after all, huh?
~ Hades about the Underworld.

The Underworld is an evil realm in Disney's Hercules based loosely on the afterworld envisioned in Greek mythology, however like most of Disney's Hercules lore, it is re-imagined as a parallel to Hell of Judeo-Christian traditions (in classical mythology, it was more akin to limbo). The Underworld is also the abode of Hades, the lord of the dead and would-be-usurper of Olympus. The Underworld is also home to a number of demons such as Pain, Panic and Cerberus.

The Underworld has a large river of souls (most likely a reference of the River Styx) who continually try to drag others in, desperate for release - this river of souls ultimately leads to a spiraling vortex of souls (as seen in the end of the movie) where none, not even a god, can escape - doomed to spiral down into eternity with the spirits of the dead.


The Underworld appears as a level in the 1997 videogame Disney's Hercules (also known in Europe as "Disney's Action Game Featuring Hercules) on Playstation (PS1), Microsoft Windows, and Gameboy.

The Underworld made appearances in a few of the Kingdom Hearts games.


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