Cities and Rivers of Erna

THE CITIES AND THE RIVERS  OF ERNA:
THE MEANING OF THEIR NAMES

The names of cities on the edge of the Forest, as well as the Ernan rivers, are usually just transformed old Earth names, connected with the Underworld, the realm of the dead or simply various forces of evil. Here is the explanation for most of them:

CITIES:

City Named after
GEHANN Gehenna, the biblical term for “end of the world”; the name itself is derived from the name of the desert valley near Jerusalem
HADE Hades, the kingdom of the dead in classical Greek mythology; also the name of the dreadful god of the dead
ASMODY Asmodeus, the biblical demon known from the apocryphal Book of Tobit
IYAMA Jama, the Hindu god, king of the land of the dead; the first man, who went down to the realm of the dead and became its ruler
KALE Kali, the Hindu goddess of fertitily and death, portrayed as a woman with many hands and with the necklace of human heads around her neck
MORDRETH Mordred, the treacherous son of king Arthur and his sister, the sorceress Morgan Le Fay. According to the most popular version of the legend, he and Arthur killed each other in the battle of Camlann (but according to most versions Arthur was saved and taken to the magical island of Avalon).
MORGOT Morgoth, the fallen Valar of J. R. R. Tolkien’s mythology, the counterpart of Lucifer; the enemy of the elves and the humans, the master of Sauron
SETH Seth, the Egyptian evil-god, murderer of Horus
SHEVA Shiva, the Hindu god; in the Trimurti (“the Hindu Trinity”) he is the Destroyer, while Brahma is the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver.

RIVERS:

ACHRON Acheron, the river in the land of the dead, acording to the Greek mythology; Acheron was supposed to be the river to which Odysseus poured the sacrificial blood to call upon the souls of the dead.
STEKKIS Styx, the river in the realm of the dead in Greek mythology, flowing nine times around the Hades; the name meaning “the river of hate”.
LETHE Lethe, the river in the realm of the dead in Greek mythology, the river of forgetfulness. The souls of the dead, upon drinking from that river, lost all their recollections of the previous life

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