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Hades was the god of the underworld and the name eventually came to also describe the home of the dead as well. He was the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. Hades and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father and the Titans to end their reign, claiming rulership over the cosmos. They agreed to split their rule with Zeus becoming god of the skies, Poseidon god of the sea and Hades god of the underworld. He was later known to the Greeks as Plouton, which the Romans pluralized to Pluto. The god of the underworld was married to Persephone , the daughter of Demeter , whom he obtained through deception after abducting her to the underworld and giving her the forbidden fruit pomegranate, forcing her to remain in the underworld with him for one third of each year. If you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content.
He presided over funeral rites and defended the right of the dead to due burial. Haides was also the god of the hidden wealth of the earth, from the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals. Haides was devoured by Kronos Cronus as soon as he was born, along with four of his siblings. Zeus later caused the Titan to disgorge them, and together they drove the Titan gods from heaven and locked them away in the pit of Tartaros. When the three victorious brothers then drew lots for the division of the cosmos, Haides received the third portion, the dark dismal realm of the underworld, as his domain. Haides desired a bride and petitioned his brother Zeus to grant him one of his daughters. The god offered him Persephone , the daughter of Demeter.
Eventually, the nominative came to designate the abode of the dead. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. The corresponding Etruscan god was Aita. Symbols associated with him are the Helm of Darkness, the bident and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. The Christian concept of hell is more akin to and communicated by the Greek concept of Tartarus, a deep, gloomy part of hades used as a dungeon of torment and suffering. In Greek mythology, Hades the "unseen" , the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea.
Pluto, the god-king of the Underworld, known primarily as Hades Aidis in Greek language means invisible was often enlisted as one of the twelve gods of Olympus. There are many traditions that prevailed in ancient Greek cities regarding the Underworld and its gods and demons.
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Geeks and nerds who loves mythology may be familiar to several gods and goddesses. But for those who are not, let me give you a quick talk about the popular gods. Some of them are the 2 gods in Norse mythology — the mighty Thor who controls the lightning and thunder and Loki — the god of lies and mischief. Specifically, he is the God of the Underworld — or the unseen realm to which the dead go upon leaving the world as well as any and all things beneath the earth. Hades ruled the dead and was assisted by others over whom he had complete authority. Despite the modern connotations of death as evil, Hades was actually more altruistically inclined in mythology. Due to his intriguing character, many artworks have been inspired to this date.