Hades In Ancient Greek Mythology

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#31 Zongpei Yang HADES Research essay Introduction Everyone thinks that Hades is evil but he is actually not evil; he is good person. In ancient Greek Hades mean invisible. Hades was one of the first heroes in greek myths. Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon took dominion over parts of the earth. He and his brothers, Poseidon and Zeus, defeated their father, Cronus, and the Titans. Zeus is the god of the skies, Poseidon is the god of the sea, and Hades is the god of the underworld. Hades is the god of the underworld as well as the god of wealth, because all the precious metal he has on the Earth. Hades is also known by another name, Plouton, deriving from the Greek word for wealth, due to the precious metals mined from…show more content…
There are five rivers in his underworld. The names of the rivers are Cocytus, Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, and Lethe. Hades rarely left the underworld, he also did not care about what happened in the upper world. His presence was not welcome by people or gods. Hades is the first born son of the Titan Kronos and brother to the Olympian gods Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter. Their father Cronus feared that one of his children would overthrow him, so he swallowed each one as they were born. His wife Rhea substituted a rock for their youngest child, the god…show more content…
Facts Hades had a beard and dark hair falling over his brow. He always chose to sit on his throne when he was supposed to meet a newcomer, because he knew how fearsome and imposing he seemed on it. Since he lived in the darkness, Hades developed a rather morbid personality, which was not much liked by the other Gods. Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, is the son of Cronus and Rhea. His brothers are Zeus, the leader of the Olympians, and Poseidon, the god of the sea. His sisters are Hera, Zeus 's wife and goddess of marriage and family, Demeter, goddess of agriculture, and Hestia, the goddess of home and family. This is the family tree of Hades and his family. Hermes is known for telling messages and news. He also bring souls to Hades in the underworld. Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia. Hermes is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights, measures, and many more.

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