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The entrance to Hades in Laconia was almost certainly not this well marked. Scene from Wrath of the Gods.

Laconia (luh-KOH-nee-uh). A region of far southern Greece. Here at Taenarum was supposedly an entrance to Hades. When Theseus was convinced by his friend Peirithous to attempt the ill-fated abduction of Persephone, the Queen of the Dead, the two are said to have journeyed to the Underworld by means of a cave in Laconian Taenarum.