The God Hades

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The God Hades

The God Hades(a.k.a. Pluto: Roman Name)

Hades

Hades is the king of the Underworld. Dead and death represent him. He is also god of wealth and riches. This is because he is god of the Underworld, so he has all the hidden wealth in Earth. Some of these riches include fertile soil, gold, silver, and other valuable metals.

Many tools and symbols represent the god, Hades. He had a pitchfork which he used to create earthquakes, like how Poseidon used his trident. He had a helmet of invisibility. This helmet was a gift from the Cyclops during the attack of the Titans. Riches such as gold also represent Hades because he is the god of wealth.

Hades’s parents were Cronus and Rhea. They were the king and queen of the Titans. He had five siblings, Demeter, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus. He had one wife named Persephone, who was the goddess of spring. Persephone had one daughter. Her name was Makaria, also spelled Macaria, and she was the goddess of blissful death.

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The planet Pluto was named after an eleven-year old girl. In the year of 1930, Venetia Burney of Oxford, England, suggested to her grandfather that this newly-found planet should be named after the Roman god of the Underworld. Her grandfather forwarded this name to the Lowell Observatory, and it was selected! Pluto’s moons, five of them, are also named after mythological creatures from the Underworld. Charon is named after the river Styx boatman, who ferries souls. Nix is named after Charon’s mother. She is also the goddess of darkness and night. Hydra guards the underworld as a nine-headed serpent. Kerberos is a three-headed dog in Greek mythology. The final moon, Styx, is named after the river which separates the world from the living and the dead.

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How Hades Got His Powers:

Hades’s father, Cronus, swallowed each of his children, afraid of being overthrown. Rhea, Hade’s mother, managed to save the youngest child, Zeus, by hiding him on the island of Krete. Rhea gave Cronus a stone to eat instead. When Zeus grew up, he forced Cronus to disgorge his siblings. The Olympians, including Hades, had a ten-year war against the Titans, before driving them to Tarturus. Once the battle was over, the brothers drew lots to determine the regions they would rule. Hades was unlucky and got the region of the underworld.


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