Hades the Horrible

by Luke Jalove

Myth: The Abduction of Persephone

In the myth, the god of the Underworld, Hades spies Persephone, the beautiful daughter of the god of harvest, Demeter. Hades steals Persephone to make her his queen. Demeter is notified by Helios of this event, and Demeter makes Zeus, king of gods, and Hermes,messenger of gods, get Persephone back. However, hades tricks Persephine into eating a fruit that forces her to stay in the underworld for half of every year.

Traits of Hades

  • God of wealth and the underworld
  • Greedy
  • Traitorous
  • Grey
  • Bearded
  • Tall
  • Owner of the three headed dog, Cerberus

Some Symbols of Hades

Interview with Hades

Interviewer: Here tonight we have god of wealth and the underworld, Hades! Now, hades, as many myths tell, you have a three headed dog. Does this dog have any other eccentric features?


Hades: Well, Cerberus actually has the tail of a snake, and lion's claws!


Interviewer: Very interesting, Mr. Hades! Now, many children grew up witth a classic disney movie, called Hercules. What are your thoughts on your portrayal?


Hades: Well, while I seem very villainous in the myths, The Twelve Labours of Hercules and The Abduction of Persephone, the villainous acts in the movie seem a bit too far. I would not unleash the titans, or attempt to take over Mt. Olypmus.


Interviewer: Well, that is quite the answer. Now, speaking of "The Abduction of Persephone," why did you steal Persephone?


Hades: Well, it's much more simple than you think. Her beauty was striking, and I wanted her as my queen.


Interviewer: Ok, next question. why is it you would not let Hercules use weapons when trying to get Cerberus?


Hades: Well, I guess I just wanted to see him try to wrestle down the beast. You couldn't believe my suprise when he did it!


Interviewer: Well, that's all the time we have here, thank you for joining us Hades, and audience! Next week's guest star, Oedipus Rex!

Hades/Ichigo(Bleach)

Similarities

BUSINESS: They are both in the business of death and spirits.

SUPERNATURAL RELATIONSHIPS: They both have wifes/girlfriends with supernatural abilities.

PLANET: They both live on Earth.

PETS: They both have dogs.

Differences

JOB: Ichigo helps the dead, Hades takes the dead.

ONE SIDE RELATIONSHIP: Hades' wife diesn't love Hades, yet Ichigo's girlfriend loves him.

COUNTRY: Hades lives in Greece, Ichigo lives in Japan.

GOOD/BAD:Ichigo is the protagonist of Bleach, and in most myths, Hades is the antagonist, or obstacle.

Rites, etc.

"The Abduction of Persephone" and "The Twelve Labours of Hercules" are in the public domain.

"Bleach" and all characters in it were created and written by Tite Kubo.

The "Bleach" television show is owned by Viz Media, and is rated TV 14.