The souls of the departed cannot linger long on the world's surface. In time, the virtuous souls find their way to heaven, and the wicked souls descend into hell. This is divine providence. But with Neotellus fallen into ruin, souls are not able to make either journey. They wander listlessly, trying to free themselves from their pain.
Hades was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. Eventually, the god's name came to designate the abode of the dead. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea considering the order of birth from the mother, or the youngest, considering the regurgitation by the father. The latter view is attested in Poseidon's speech in the Iliad. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently.