Essay On Hades

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Hades, or Pluto in Roman is one of the major 12 gods. His name in greek means “unseen”, which refers to his cap which makes the wearer invisible. It also refers to him being the dark god. Hades like Zeus, Poseidon, and his sisters Demeter, Hera and Hestia *(he was a son of Cronus and Rhea) Like all his other siblings except Zeus, he was swallowed into Cronus’s stomach. He and the others escaped because Rhea tricked her husband into eating a rock, although he thought it was Zeus. Cronos coughed out the kids and died.

Even though Hades isn’t supposed to be scary, he doesn’t look really look like how you would imagine a death god to look like. He wears a purple robe, and has black hair and a beard. He also has a pitchfork missing its inner
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Men thought that if you uttered the word Hades, then it would make death come sooner, so they didn’t ever say his name. Hades actually enjoyed being feared as the god of the underworld. If Hades ever got lonely, he could always talk to Persephone or play with Cerberus the three headed dog.

Though people always think Hades is so scary being the god of the underworld, he is actually quite nice. He just got unlucky. When Cronus was defeated, Zeus and his other two brothers drew a dice to decide what god they would become. Zeus became the god of the skies, Poseidon became the sea god, and Hades got unlucky and became the god of the underworld. Hades only gets mad and harsh when a soul tries to leave the underworld or when people try to cheat death.

In conclusion, when you think of the underworld or death, you might think of this terrifying yet underappreciated god, Hades. This god has always had tough times since he became unlucky and turned into the god of the underworld. Hades may have been a little sneaky in trying to marry Persephone, but he just got unlucky because of simple roll of the
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