God of Death


In Greek mythology, Hades was the eldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. According to the legend, Hades and his two brothers, Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and inherited the rule of the cosmos. Zeus was given rule of the Air, Poseidon the sea and Hades was given the underworld.

After some time the underworld became known as Hades. Hades refers to the home of the dead. The christian view of the underworld or "hell" parallels the greek belief of a place called Tartarus. A deep pit the Hades used to torture the souls of the damned.

Symbols of Hades

Some of the symbols that represent Hades are metals, helmet, and jewels


Hades had a wife named Persephone. She was the daughter of Demeter and the Goddess of vegetation and the queen of the underworld. She did not marry Hades willingly. Persephone was gathering flowers one day on a plain in Sicily. Hades suddenly appeared, thundering across the plain in his four-horse chariot. The god swooped down upon Persephone, scooped her up with one arm, and literally and figuratively deflowered her—leaving the plain scattered with blossoms of every color. While Persephone was in the underworld she did not eat at all. But as She was being released Hades ask her just to eat one single pomegranate seed. She accepted and ate it. This was a trick though because if you eat the food of the underworld you have to stay there. So Zeus and hades made a deal, She would live on Earth for 2/3 of the year and be queen of the underworld for 1/3 of the year.

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