Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hades is the brother of Zeus. After the conquering of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Poseidon, another brother, for shares of the world. He had the worst draw and was made lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. Those whose increase the number of dead are noticed. The Erinnyes are welcomed guests. He argumentative to let any of his subjects leave the realm of the dead. He is also the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth. He also has a helmet that makes him invisible to all enemies. He rarely leaves the underworld. He is a terrible god. His wife is Persephone whom Hades kidnapped is very beautiful. He is the King of the dead but, death himself is another god, Thanatos god of the dead. Thanatos was the Greek god of death. He plays little role in the myths. He became overshadowed by the lord of the dead Hades.