The chasm of Keadas had served Sparta as an execution place, for those sentenced to die, or Sparta's enemies, were thrown into its depths. Among these was king Aristomenes of Messenia, who survived and escaped, despite being thrown in twice.
During the Peloponnesian War, the Order of Dominion set up a camp near the cave, whom Artazostre used to dispose the bodies of people who were killed by the Order. Around 422 BCE, the hideout was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra, who found a note on a Persian captain revealing Artazostre's identity as a member of the Order.
- Kaiadas (Καιάδας) or alternatively Keadas (Κεάδας) cave is a place which appears in multiple accounts of ancient Greece, mostly as the place of execution for Sparta's enemies.