Things to Know for Chapter 18 Rivers o Acheron- River of woe (trouble distress). River you have to cross to get into Hades Kingdom. o Phlegethon- (fleg-a-thon) - river of fire. Stream of lava with no bottom. o Lethe- (lee-thee) - river of forgetfulness. If you drink out of it you will forget everything. The dead drink out of it so they can forget about their ‘living life’. o Cocytus- (Co-ki-tus) - River of crying. If the dead are not properly buried they wander the banks of this river; flows into Acheron. o Styx- river of hate; if you broke a promise to Zeus he would force you to drink out of this river & you would lose your voice for a very long time. Separates the land of living from the realm of the dead. The Important Things about the Underworld o Tartarus- an abyss below Hades where Zeus imprisoned the titans. o Asphodel- Variety of a southern plant-grey ugly ghostly looking plant. o Erebus-prime evil god of darkness.