From the Ancient Greek: κατάβασις, κατὰ “down” and βαίνω “go”. The Katabasis is an archetypal descent of the hero into the underworld. Also, a trip from the interior of a country down to the coast (for example, following a river). The word also applies to the sinking of the sun.

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I'd call you back, dear love, from the world below. I'd go down there for you.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

He dared to go down to Styx, through the gate of Taenarus

Oh that I had the strength to bring you back to light from the dark of death with oars on the sunken river.

But to retrace your steps to heaven’s air, There is the trouble, there is the toil.

He saw her in the dim light, and he held out his arms to clasp her; but on the instant she was gone.

In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die.

Do we know, friends, what is and what is not?

A billion stars go spinning through the night, glittering above your head, But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead.

She was among the recent ghosts, and walked haltingly from her wound.

They took the upward path, through the still silence, steep and dark, shadowy with dense fog, drawing near to the threshold of the upper world.