Could Chavin's Labyrinth be the remains of the resounding Palace of Hades and Persephone? (Part 2) Archaeological, geographical, documentary and toponymic evidences

Enrico Mattievich

This article, excerpted from my book "Journey to the Mythological Inferno", discusses the archaeological evidence of a subterranean system of channels, interconnected to the labyrinth of chavin, built to produce powerful sounds by hydraulic energy. The echoing resonance in the high mountains is high mentioned in Hesiod's Theogony, which gave rise to the name "Resonant House of Hades and Persephone". The article identifies the earliest representations of the "Fifty-headed dog of Hades" - Cerberus - found (and misnamed "feathered feline") in ther excavations of the 21 m circular plaza, facing the oldest temple, where the great image of the Gorgon is found. The article relates the vicissitudes of the Raimondi Stele, identified as the only existing representation in the world of the mighty Titan Typhoeus, as described in Hesiod's Theogony. And, finally, it discusses who were the people associated with the construction of the main temple of Chavin.