The Misconceptions Of Hades In Greek Mythology

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“‘Baboom. The name is Hades, lord of the dead, hi, how you doing?’” (Hercules). There are many gods and goddesses in Greek Mythology but none quite as mistreated and judged as Hades, the god of the Underworld. Many believe he is evil, but the following will explain some of the many misconceptions about Hades. He has many stories that provide this information and his good characteristics. Including his powers and other information which will reveal, while yes he may have a history of being ruthless overall he’s one of the most heroic and noble gods that is constantly being mistreated by the rest of Olympus and even mortals. While there are many gods, there is only one god of death and the underworld and that is Hades. He was born to the titans Kronos and Rhea. After being born he was eaten by his father Kronos and continued to survive there until his brother Zeus slew Kronus. Hades was generally pictured as a solemn man, with a great beard and long curly hair. He’s also generally portrayed with his pet, the three-headed dog Cerberus. He has many powers such as control over all the precious metals under the ground, as well as the dead in many aspects. He also has some power over the ground considering he is also the ruler of all the wealth underneath, which involves the precious metals and…show more content…
One of the most interesting facts is that he was actually the first boy born. It wasn’t Zeus, unlike most think since he’s the king of the gods. He was the first boy born and got the worst out of the lots. Another fact is that Hades isn’t actually evil. Now he isn’t exactly misunderstood per say, he can be very ruthless, but it was only in the quest to restore peace and balance. Especially when the people tried to cheat death, or escape from Hades, which leads to interesting face number three. Hades also referred to the underworld, it was not just the name of the god himself.

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