The Gods And Gods Of The Dead

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Hades

Hades was the god of the underworld and god of the dead. He was the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea.Hades and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father (Cronus) and the Titans to end their reign, taking control over the world.
“He was later known to the Greeks as Plouton.”(Hades • Facts and Information on Greek God Hades." Greek Gods & Goddesses. 2010. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. ) The Romans changed to Pluto when they adopted the religion. The god of the underworld married Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, who he stole. Also Hades forced her to remain in the underworld with him for one third of each year, or as we know it, winter and fall. “According to Iliad, Hades’ home is between secret places of the earth. According to the Odyssey, one must cross Ocean to get there.”(Hades • Facts and Information on Greek God Hades." Greek Gods & Goddesses. 2010. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. )Though Hades watched over the dead he did not decide where they ended up. Hades was depicted as stern and cold, not touched by prayer and sacrifice. Hades had a cap or helmet that made its who ever wore it invisible. “He was also called the God of Wealth or “the rich one” because he possessed the precious metals of the earth.”(Hades • Facts and Information on Greek God Hades." Greek Gods & Goddesses. 2010. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. )
Cerberus was a three-headed dog who guarded the underworld. The ferryman Charon was another one of the underworld’s main ‘characters’. Though Hades is the King of…

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