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Hades, the God of the Underworld

Hades was the God and Ruler of the Underworld

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Family of Hades
Parents: Hades was a child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
Siblings: Hades had five siblings. Two younger brothers (Zeus, Poseidon), and three sisters (Hestia, Hera and Demeter).
Wife: Persephone, whom he kidnapped from his sister Demeter and took with him to the Underworld.

Hades, the Ruler of the Underworld
Hades was the Greek god of the dead and, according to Plato [1], should be considered one of the Olympian gods. Hades was the supreme ruler of the underworld. He almost never left his gloomy realm, instead residing there surrounded by darkness and silence.

Hades' aide was Charos, the angel of the dead. Charos had the task of transferring the souls of the dead from the world of the living to the world of the dead by boat via the River Acheron.

In addition, Hades had a dog with three heads called Cerberus

Interesting Facts about Hades
trivia about hades The ancient Greeks were afraid to call the god Hades by his name and always referred to him by descriptive titles (epithets), such as "Polydectes" (acceptor of many).

Appearance of Hades
Hades had somber facial features. He had a beard and dark hair that fell over his forehead[2].

Symbols of Hades
The sacred symbol of Hades was his helmet, which helped him to remain invisible. His sacred animal was Cerberus, his own three-headed dog.

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