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The Fields of Asphodel lay within the dominion of Hades, ruler of the dead.

Fields of Asphodel (ASS-fuh-del). Dwelling place of most of the shades in Hades according to Homer, the bard who sang of the age of heroes. Asphodel was an ugly weed with a pretty name, a grey and ghostly plant suited to an Underworld inhabited by bloodless wraiths.