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    Higher and lower realms

    So if beings from higher planes in some cases at least come down from above then would those from lower realms come up through the earth or water?
    If anyone has any historical evidence or stories to support this please write your findings failing that just your own perceptions.... bright blessings all

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    If you look to the Latin (Roman); Etruscan, and Hellene stories dealing with the Chthonic gods & goddesses they all tend to rise up from the earth. Hades, Persephone, Demeter, Hekate for instance all rise from the earth or descend into the earth as part of their mythology. Hekate, Persephone & Demeter as the trinity who make up the Eleusinian Mysteries takes place underground and part of the ritual is leading the acolyte back into the light. Part of the story of Hekate leading Persephone back into the light and returning her to Demeter. Though also part of the returning the growing season back to the upper world which marks the end of winter and Persephone's stay in the underworld.

    With the Latin and Hellene stories one big indicator is where the offerings were burnt or given. If upon a raised altar then it was celestial and the upper world. If in the ground or sunken depression then it was chthonic and the underworld gods & goddesses would rise up to receive them. Unfortunately some chthonic offerings are also associated with the dead which is also underworld and also chthonic gods & goddesses so could be them leading the spirits of the dead to the underworld. Almost a hunt type scenario but not quite the same.

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    Thanks, guess I already knew that when you consider how the 9 realms are built up in the world tree at least, it makes sense to what I was concidering in regards to the question put forward...

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