Could Chavin's Labyrinth be the remains of the resounding Palace of Hades and Persephone? (Part 1) Archaeological, geographical and documentary evidences

Enrico Mattievich

Unlike the path followed by Schliemann and later by Mertz and Pellech, whom from the heroic epic poems were in search of the facts and geographical locations which would have led to these stories, I, however, followed the opposite path: From the palpable reality - the archaeological site of Chavin - an enigma since its discovery - I went to look for in Greek-Roman mythology, in search for an answer. This paper, excerpted from my book "Journey to the Mythological Inferno", discusses the first part of the archaeological, geographical and documentary evidences, which favors the possibility that the mysterious remains of Chavin de Huantar, in the Peruvian Andes, are referred to in Hesiod's Theogony, a Greek treatise of the gods, written in the eighth century BC.