What does orcus mean?

Definitions for orcusˈɔr kəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dis, Orcus(noun)

    god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto


  1. Orcus

    Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths in Italic and Roman mythology. As with Hades, the name of the god was also used for the underworld itself. In the later tradition, he was conflated with Dis Pater, who was the Roman equivalent of Pluto. Orcus was portrayed in paintings in Etruscan tombs as a hairy, bearded giant. A temple to Orcus may have existed on the Palatine Hill in Rome. It is likely that he was transliterated from the Greek daemon Horkos, the personification of Oaths and a son of Eris.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Orcus

    another name for Hades, or the "World of the Dead"; also of the god of the nether world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orcus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orcus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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