What does the word hades mean?

Usage examples for hades

  1. Hence to Hades, in these days of conflict, with all who can be quickly removed!" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. To the heroes upon the Argo it seemed as if black chaos had come over the world again; they knew not whether they were adrift upon the sea or upon the River of Hades. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum