Hades

Leader of the Underword

Facts

  • Greedy god that is greatly concerned with increasing his subjects

  • He saw murderers favorably

  • Also god of wealth due to the amount of precious metals in the earth

  • He abducted his wife Persephone

  • Underworld was often called Hades after him

  • It was divided into two regions: Erebus, where the dead pass as soon as they die, and Tartarus, the deeper region, where the Titans had been imprisoned

  • Dim and unhappy place, inhabited by vague forms and shadows and guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed, dragon-tailed dog

  • Sinister rivers separated the underworld from the world above, and the aged boatman Charon ferried the souls of the dead across these waters

Pictures of Hades