Thursday 19 February 2015


In Greek mythology, Lethe was described as the goddess or the personification of forgiveness and oblivion. Lethe was described as the daughter of Aether (god of air) and Gaea (goddess of earth) or Eris (goddess of strife) without any male partner.
Lethe.......river goddess of forgiveness.....

                           Lethe was often associated with the underworld river. Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld, the other four being Styx (the river of hate), Acheron (the river of sorrow), Cocytus (the river of lamentation) and Phlegethon (the river of fire). 
River Lethe.......

The shades of the dead were required to drink the waters of the Lethe in order to forget their earthly life. In some versions, it was believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives.


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