Hades The Greek God and Collector of Souls. The Most Misunderstood and Charming Greek in Ruler Mythology 300

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The Mysteries of the “Collector of Souls” Hades The Greek God and Watcher of the Underworld.

With the rise of the popular game Hades, we decide to talk about the God of Greek Mythology. As the reign of the Titans came to an end, the rise of the Gods we know of today from ancient Greece assumed their position atop Mount Olympus. Hades is a stoic, even-handed deity in classical mythology who insists on the skilled performance of divine duties, opposed to the decadent depravities of other gods like Zeus or Poseidon.

It is said that Underworld had 5 rivers that surrounded it. the Acheron (river of woe), the Cocytus (river of lamentation), the Phlegethon (river of fire), the Styx (river of unbreakable oath by which the gods took vows), and the Lethe (river of forgetfulness). Past the five rivers stands a diamond gate which is guarded by Cerberus, in Greek mythology, the monstrous watchdog of hell.

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As Hades is not invited there except on the Winter Solstice, his enormous palace was modeled after Olympus. It is made of glittering black obsidian, with a portico of black marble, and the bronze floor was polished in the entrance hall. Skeleton servants run the palace, and the skeletons of dead soldiers from various conflicts around the world, such as the Second World War, guard it. Hades The Greek God had access to all the minerals etc.. of the underworld. So it is said that the palace was also adorned with gold and silver and rivaled that of Olympus itself.

According to Britannica, HadesGreek Aïdes (“the Unseen”), also called Pluto or Pluton (“the Wealthy One” or “the Giver of Wealth”), in ancient Greek religion. Because of his access to the abundance of precious metals, he was also known as the god of wealth.

The 12 labors of Hercules involved the fetching up from the underworld of Cerberus. These labors were given by King Eurystheus who did not think it could all be completed. Hercules went to Hades and asked to bring back the three-headed dog to complete his trials. The Greek God agreed on one condition that in doing so Cerberus was to not be harmed.

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One day, Hades, the god of the underworld, looked up at the world above and found Persephone (pictured above) playing in her fields with a group of nymphs. One day, when Persephone was alone in her fields, suddenly the ground split open, and a massive chariot drawn by black horses sprang out. Hades reached over the side and scooped up Persephone, and plummeted back into the ground before the girl could even yell.

Persephone, down in the Underworld, was distraught. Hades was kind to her and showered her with presents, but her mother and the world above were absent. Hades was saddened, but patient, too. He put the throne of Persephone right next to him and, unlike the other gods, permitted her to have fair rule alongside him. He viewed her not as land, but as someone who might become a friend eventually. Hades made it for her when Persephone proposed that another world be made for the best mortal souls to travel to. It was called the Elysium-heaven of the Underworld.

There are many stories like the ones we pointed out above that show the mercy and fairness of Hades The Greek God. We did this because we feel as though he gets a bad perception from most.

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