Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 6: Hades


The characters of Hades, from our Ulysses Character Project


Walking Ulysses, from Boston College, including historical and contemporary maps of Dublin for each episode

The places (beyond Dublin) of Hades, from our Global Ulysses Project


Scans and transcriptions of the 1922 first edition (and related materials) from The Modernist Versions Project

Robert Craven's Ulysses Concordance for Hades, from his Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Hades


Joyce wrote two schemata of Ulysses for his friends Carlo Linati and Stuart Gilbert; they are now known as the Linati Schema and the Gilbert Schema, respectively. Each schema outlines the fundamental structure of the novel. The schemata were not intended for widespread distribution, but after they were published, they became an important part of scholars' and readers' conversations about Ulysses. The following section combines the two schemata to give a collated version for Hades.

Time (Linati): 11am-12pm
Hour (Gilbert): 11am
Scene (Gilbert): The Graveyard
Color (Linati): Black-white
Color (Gilbert): White/black
People (Linati): Ulysses, Elpenor, Ajax, Agamemnon, Hercules, Eriphyle, Sisyphus, Orion, Laertes etc., Prometheus, Cerberus, Tiresias, Hades, Prosperpina, Telemachus, Antinous
Science/art (Linati): -
Art (Gilbert): Religion
Meaning (Linati): The descent into nothingness
Technic (Linati): Dialogue, narration
Technic (Gilbert): Incubism
Organ (Linati): Heart
Organ (Gilbert): Heart
Symbols (Linati): Cemetery, sacred heart, the past, the unknown man, the unconscious, heart defect, relics, heartbreak
Symbol (Gilbert): Caretaker

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

6.23 Dismemberment

6.83 Humanism and Marxism

6.200 Thought and Action

6.320 Dismemberment

6.759 Waste

6.772 Waste

6.880 Names

6.919 Irish History Transformed

6.923 Irish History Transformed

6.930 Names

6.981 Waste

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

6.18 Touch

6.81 Touch

6.216 Private

6.515 Quick

6.697 Flesh

6.704 Mary/merry/marry

6.715 Key and Quay

6.753 Touch

6.756 Key and Quay

6.985 Quick