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Avernus

Avernus a lake near Naples in Italy, which fills the crater of an extinct volcano, described by Virgil and other Latin writers as the entrance to the underworld; Avernus may also be used for the underworld itself. The name was said to come from Greek and mean ‘birdless (lake)’, because the poisons rising from it were believed to kill birds flying over it.

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