God of the Underworld

Who was Hades?

Hades was a Greek God who ruled the Underworld and the dead. He was also called Pluto, the God of Wealth, because of all the precious metals hidden inside the Earth. He was the son of Cronus and Rhea and had five bothers and sisters: Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
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The Underworld

The underworld was often referred to as The House of Hades or just Hades. It was the final destination for the souls of the dead. Hades never left the underworld. In fact, he was the only God not to reside on Mount Olympus. He was aided by a three-headed dog, Cerberus.
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Persephone was the name of Hades' wife (also Zeus' daughter). Hades abducted Persephone and brought her to the underworld. She was named Queen of the Underworld.Persephone was forced to stay in the underworld when she ate a pomegranate seed.Anyone who tastes the food of Hades must remain in the Underworld. Lucky for Persephone, Hades agreed to let her visit Demeter on Earth for six months each year, but the rest of her time she had to spend in the Underworld.
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Fun Facts

*Hades didn't actually do the torturing in the underworld; the Furies did the torturing.

*Hades had a cap/helmet that whoever was wearing it became invisible.

*Hades was one of the most hated Gods

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