Hades

Ruler of the Underworld

The tale of Hades as told in Greek Mythology

-"...son of the Titan Cronus and Rhea, and the brother of the deities Zeus, Poseidon, Dementor, Hera, and Hestia."

-"After Cronus was killed, the kingdom of the underworld fell by lot to Hades."

-Hades ruled the underworld with his wife, Persephone, who was his queen.

-Hades was aided by a 3 headed dog called the Cerberus

-"Though Hades supervised the trial and punishment of the wicked after death, he was not normally one of the judges in the underworld, nor did he personally torture the guilty, a task assigned to Furies (Erinyes)."

-"Hades was depicted a stern and pitiless, unmoved by prayer or sacrifice (like death itself)."

-The three sons of Cronus divided the world between the land, which was ruled by Zeus, the sea, which was ruled by Poseidon, and the underworld, which was ruled by Hades.

-Any man who was arrogant or stupid enough to offend the gods will be punished by the gods

-As Hades, he is the god to whom all must go, sooner or later

Biblioography

Citations

-Hades. Britannica. 22 January 2014. 27 October 2014. Web

-Stapleton, Michael. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology. New York; Bell Publishing Company. 1978. Print