Jerusalem Cave Believed to be Portal to Hades

A recent exploration of the Twin Caves outside of Jerusalem has found some clay jars inside of a 70 foot vertical shaft. The researchers believe that this could be due to the ancient Roman belief of a gateway to Hades-an underworld for the dead. There’s speculation on this but an idea is that the Greek god Demeter could’ve used these to search for her daughter in Hades. Her Roman equivalent is Ceres, and I’m not sure as to why the article states that it was a Greek god involved in this cave and not a Roman one (since it was during the Roman period), but I’m no historical scholar so perhaps there’s a reason for it that I don’t see.

Author: Isaac Weishaupt

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