Hades

King of the Underworld

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Origin

  • Born on Mountain of Olympus
  • Parents are Kronos and Rhea
  • third son of Kronos
  • Hades Married Persephone daughter of Zeus and Demeter
  • Hades at birth was swallowed by his father
  • Tintans ruled the underworld before Hades.
  • ruler of the Underworld
  • king of the dead
  • Zeus's oldest brother

Hades Special Powers

  • controls all the riches and wealth on earth
  • gives wealth to people
  • takes care of the dead
  • Ruler of the Underworld.
  • Controls all the demons and monsters
  • he is immortal
  • He can weaken an opponents strength
  • He can fire powerful force belts with his hands

Characteristics

  • Somber
  • hated change
  • jealous
  • thrifty
  • always trying to make his kingdom larger
  • very difficult to leave his kingdom

Role in The Odyssey

While Odysseus is trying to get home to Ithaca, he is told that he must go to the Underworld and get advice from Tiresias. While Odysseus is in Hades, he meets up with family and friends, Heroines and Heroes, and Tiresias. Tiresias warns him of the dangers that he will be facing.

Allies and Enemies

Enemies
  • Cronus

Allies

  • Zeus
  • Ares
  • Hippolyta

Work Cited

"Hades." Hades. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.


The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Hades (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.


"HADES : Greek King of the Underworld, God of the Dead ; Mythology ; Pictures : HAIDES, PLUTO." HADES : Greek King of the Underworld, God of the Dead ; Mythology ; Pictures : HAIDES, PLUTO. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.


What Are Hades Powers." Historyrocket. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.


Evslin, Bernard. Gods,Demigods, & Demons An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology. New York: Scholastic, 1975. Print.


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"Hades." - Simple English Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.