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Gudecca

Judecca (ジュデッカ Judekka) or Giudecca is the last of the icy regions of Cocytus, and lies at the heart of the Underworld. It is also the location of Hades's palace. The palace at the center serves as residence to Hades and his sister Pandora. The palace is a building of a god in the purest Greek style. It is a central circular structure and the sides consist of two homers structures that form a single building. The entire building is surrounded by tall columns puffs, most of them stone walls covering the building. A huge wooden door stands at the center of the temple, leading to the chambers of the Lord of the Underworld. Inside a large room at the bottom is a large and high stairway to the throne of Hades; behind it is a curtain covering the Wailing Wall, the entrance to Elysion (a separate, peaceful paradise reserved for the gods and their protégés, as well as the souls of the good). The Wailing Wall itself is a huge wall made of dark colored rock carved in high relief with the faces of two winged deities, possibly the twin gods Hypnos and Thanatos, who have their temples in Elysion. Also beyond the wall lies the original body of Hades, which in mythological age was forced into dormancy after suffering a wound by the Pegasus Saint. Giudecca is obliterated when the Gold Saints sacrifice themselves to destroy the Wailing Wall in order to let the Bronze Saints reach Elysion.

Mythological roots Edit

In Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia, Judecca is the fourth of the four circles/sections of Cocytus (the ninth and lowest circle of the underworld), and is where the traitors to masters and benefactors are sent to after death. It is named after Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus of Nazareth in the Christian New Testament. Judas is known for the betrayal of Jesus to the Sanhedrin in exchange for thirty silver coins, and his name is often invoked to accuse someone of betrayal.

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