ANCIENT GATE OF HELL

ANCIENT GATE OF HELL
A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.
Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition.
“This space is full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death,” the Greek geographer Strabo (64/63 BC — about 24 AD) wrote.
Only the eunuchs of Cybele, an ancient fertility goddess, were able to enter the hell gate without any apparent damage.
Fully functional until the 4th century AD, and occasionally visited during the following two centuries, the site represented “an important pilgrimage destination for the last pagan intellectuals of the Late Antiquity.

During the 6th century AD, the Plutonium was obliterated by the Christians.

 

 

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One thought on “ANCIENT GATE OF HELL

  1. The Ploutonion is not a “Gate to *Hell*”. The Underworld is not the same in any way as the Christian concept of Hell.

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