Bardo

“Bardo” (བར་དོ, Sanskrit: antarabhāva) refers to an “intermediate state” between death and rebirth, a concept which supposedly arose shortly after the Buddha’s death. According to Tibetan tradition,…

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Cerberus

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Cerberus¹ (pronounced /ˈsɜrbərəs/), or Kerberos, (Greek: Κέρβερος) in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed hound (usually three-headed) which guards the gates of…

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Hades

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Hades (Άδης or Ἀΐδας; from Greek ᾍδης, Hadēs, originally Ἅιδης, Haidēs or Άΐδης, Aidēs, meaning “the unseen”) refers both to the ancient Greek…

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Heaven

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In most religions, Heaven is a transcendental realm in which people who have died continue to exist in an afterlife. The term “heaven”…

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Hell

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In many religious traditions, Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict…

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