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Lethe River
Name Lethe River
Debut Gravedancing
Significance Lethe beer
Photo Earth sculpture of Lethe, the Spirit of Forgetfulness[1]

In the religion of Ancient Greece, Lethe is a river in the Underworld.  On arrival at the gates of the Underworld, the final destination of the souls was determined by an assessment of their actions whilst they were alive. Souls judged to have led especially good lives were first taken to drink the waters of the River Lethe which made them forget all bad things, and then they were taken to the idyllic Elysian Fields.[2]

Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.[3]



  1. Photo: Sculpture of "Lethe" by Wilhelm Wandschneider, 1908. Source: Postcard (collection Ruchhöft-Plau), public domain.
  2. Lethe at the Ancient History Encyclopedia: Hades article, Hades the Underworld. Retrieved on October 21, 2017, edited.
  3. The Spirit Lethe at Wikipedia. Retrieved on December 20, 2017.
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