Hades was the God of the Underworld and as such could stop death, summon ghosts and raise the dead. He was known as God of the Underworld.Continue Reading
Hades was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the brother of Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, Hestia, Chiron and Zeus. His symbols include the scepter, drinking horn, and his three-headed dog, Cerberus. Hades was the oldest child in his family from his mother, and the youngest from his father. He came into power when he and his brothers defeated the Titans, after which they claimed to rule the universe. According to a passage in the "Iliad," after defeating the Titans, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus drew lots to see which of them would control the different aspects of the world. Poseidon drew the seas, Zeus drew the sky and Hades drew the Underworld.
According to Greek mythology, Hades was not the only God of the Underworld. He shared that distinction with Thanatos, Hynos, Persephone and many others. Hades, along with his brothers and sisters, made up the six Olympian Gods.
Hades "won" his wife Persephone using deceit and an abduction. However, as far as death went, Hades was passive and not at all evil as death was often seen to be.Learn more about Mythology
Hades, the underworld/afterlife of Greek mythology, was portrayed as a bleak realm located at the edge of the world disc beyond the ocean at the rim of the sky. It was said to be the place where all souls went after death, regardless of their moral standing.Full Answer >
The names of the rivers in Hades, the underworld of Greek mythology, are Acheron, Cocytus, Lethe, Phlegethon and Styx. The Styx is the most widely known of these five rivers.Full Answer >
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As Queen of the Olympians and wife of Zeus, Hera's special powers were varied and far-reaching; transmogrification, asexual reproduction, disguise, banishing mortals to Hades and the summoning of fierce and legendary creatures (such as Hydras and Dragons) were all attributed to her by various myths. She was considered the goddess of women and marriage, and to a lesser extent the skies. In depictions, although Hera is more difficult to identify than the other Olympian goddesses, she is typically seated wearing a crown and veil while holding a royal scepter.Full Answer >