Asphodel MeadowsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Asphodel Meadows is a section of the Ancient Greek underworld where indifferent and ordinary souls were sent to live after death. Hades, the Greek name for the underworld, also the name of the god Hades, is divided into two main sections: Erebus and Tartarus. Erebus was were the dead first entered the underworld. Charon ferried the dead across the river Acheron where they then went into Tartarus. Tartarus is the section of the underworld where the dead would spend all of eternity in the place where judgment would order them. Tartarus is then divided into three subsections: the Elysian Fields, the Asphodel Meadows, and Tartarus. The Elysian Fields was for the good and heroic souls where they would be forever happy, similar to Christian Heaven. Tartarus was where the evil and treacherous souls were sent to live out eternity in horrible punishment, similar to the Christian Hell.
The Asphodel Meadows is where the souls of people who lived
lives of near equal good and evil rested. It was essentially
plains of Asphodel flower which was the favourite food of the
greek dead. It is described as a ghostly place that is an even
less perfect version of life on earth.