The Underworld King : Hades

The Death God

Written by Brandon Atkinson

Hades is the king of the Underworld. He protects the souls of the dead. He presided over the funeral rites & defended the right of the dead to due burial. On the other hand , Hades was also the god of hidden wealth of the earth as in wealth of gold , silver , fertile soil etc.

When Hades was born him and his siblings were devoured by his father. Zeus later saver them. Together they drove the Titan Gods from heaven and locked them down in the pit of Tartaros. Hades received the 3rd potion, the dark , dismal realm of the underworld. Hades is a god and CAN'T DIE but he was wounded by a lot of people including the demi-god Hercules.

He has 5 siblings.

~Zeus & Poseidon are his brothers.

~Demeter , Hera , & Hestia are his sisters.

~His father is Cronus & his mother is Rea or Rhea.

~His wife is Persephon who was Zeus & Demeter's daughter.

~His nephews were Hermes , Ares, Hephasteus, Apollo, Dionysus, Hercules, & Perseus

~His nieces were Athena , Artemis & his wife.

Hades was in a lot of myths .

~1 myth was the myth of Hercules and the siege of Pyros.

Hades was wounded by Hercules. He originally imagined present collecting the souls of the battlefield, though he became the defender of the town

~2 myth was the myth of Hades and the Rape of Persephone

Hades had kidnapped his soon to be wife while she was playing in a flowery meadow. He carried her off to his underworld realm.

~3rd myth was the myth of Hercules and Alkestis

Hercules was battling Hades for the life of queen Alkestis.


CLASH OF THE GODS (Hades) History Channel