Hades, god of the dead, was a fearsome figure to those still living; in no hurry to meet him, they were reticent to swear oaths in his name.
Following their assumption of divine authority, Hades and his two younger brothers, Poseidon and Zeus, drew lots for realms to rule.
Realizing Hades's trickery, the gods decided that the only solution was for Persephone to spend one third of the year beneath the earth and two thirds among the other Olympians.
Suddenly, Hades, who noted the young maiden's attractive qualities from afar, appeared and carried the unwilling young goddess back to his twilight realm.
On the far side of the river, the gates to Hades were guarded by Cerberus, the demonic three-headed dog who simultaneously prevented the living from entering and the dead from leaving.
To many, simply to say the word "Hades" was frightening, such that many euphemisms and pseudonyms came to be common.
One of the few mythic tales (besides the accounts described above) where Hades plays a prominent role is the account of his marriage to Persephone.
Hades (from Greek ????, Haid?s, originally ?????, Haid?s or ?????, Aid?s) refers to both the ancient Greek underworld and to the deity that presided over the spirits of the deceased.
When the Greeks propitiated Hades, they banged their hands on the ground to be sure he would hear them.
Once past this dire watchman, the shades of the departed entered the land of the dead proper, where they awaited judgment.
The Field of Asphodel was known as the first region of Hades wherein deceased mortals hovered in pathetic imitation of their incarnate lives.
Like other first-century Jews literate in Greek, early Christians used the Greek word hades as the translation for the Hebrew word Sheol.
The "vein" can be removed by making a shallow cut lengthwise down the outer curve of the shrimp's body, allowing the dark ribbon-like digestive tract to be removed with a pointed utensil.
The blood from sacrifices to Hades dripped into a pit so it could reach him.
Hades and the Titans. In ancient Greek mythology, Hades is the god of the underworld. Among other interpretations, the name Hades has been thought to mean the 'Unseen One.' Hades is the first born son of the Titan Kronos and brother to the Olympian gods Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter.
Hades The God. Following the overthrow of first the Titans and then the Giants by the Olympian gods, Hades drew lots with his brothers Zeus and Poseidon to decide which part of the world each would rule. Zeus received the sky, Poseidon the seas, and Hades the underworld.Jul 19, 2012
Old Testament. In the Septuagint (an ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek), the Greek term ᾅδης (Hades) is used to translate the Hebrew term שאול (Sheol) in, for example, Isaiah 38:18.
In Greek mythology, Hades the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. He had three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, as well as two brothers, Zeus, the youngest of the three, and Poseidon.
Hades' weapon was a two-pronged fork, which he used to shatter anything that was in his way or not to his liking, much like Poseidon did with his trident.
Strengths: Rich with the wealth of the earth, especially precious metals. Persistent and determined. Weaknesses: Passionate over Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, whom Zeus promised to Hades as his bride. (Unfortunately, Zeus apparently neglected to mention it to either Demeter or Persephone.)Apr 3, 2013
Greek God of the Dead and King of the Underworld. ... 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.
With the exception of Persephone, Hermes has more contact with Hades than any other Immortal. ... it's his responsibility to lead the dead from the land of light into the Underworld and deliver their souls safely to Hades.