How to Pronounce lethe?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lethe" is [lˈɛð], [lˈɛð], [l_ˈɛ_ð].

"Lethe" in context

Lethe is a mythical river from Greek mythology. It is a river of forgetfulness located in the underworld. The drink from the river could cause forgetfulness of the past and pain felt by those who drank it. It is said that the gods gave the river its powers so that the souls entering the underworld could be freed from the pain of their lives. Many scholars also view lethe as being symbolic of death. In some literature, lethe was also seen as a sweet river that put people to sleep when they drank its waters.

The river had many different uses and meanings in different myths and literature.


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