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Valerie Sheehan

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Transcript of Hades

Valerie Sheehan Hades, God of Wealth and the Underworld How Does Hades Help Mortals? The Kidnapping of Persephone Hades' role was to rule over and be the jailer of the dead; He was often depicted holding a key to signify this. Hades' Domain and Aspect of Life Hades is god of the Underworld and the dead, specifically, not death. He stays in the Underworld most of the time and rarely travels to Earth or to Olympus. Hades had very little, if any, interaction with mortals, helping them indirectly rather than with direct contact. He kept the dead souls inside the Underworld, and in doing so, kept them from overrunning the Earth. Persephone's kidnapping is one of the more well known stories about Hades. When Hades kidnapped Persephone, his intention was to make her stay in the Underworld and become his wife. While Persephone was residing in the Underworld, her mother, Demeter, would search for her day and night, and while doing so, she would not allow the earth to produce any greenery(fruit). Zeus heard of this, and ordered Hades to release Persephone. Hades did as Zeus asked, but he gave her a pomegranate seed(or several, according to different stories) so that she would have to stay in the Underworld. Not knowing that it would bind her to the Underworld, she ate it. Because of that pomegranate seed, Persephone was forced to divide her time between underworld and the surface of the earth. Cerberus, Hades' Helmet, and Jewels Cerberus Cerberus was a three headed dog with a snake as a tail and a mane of serpents. He guarded the entrance to the Underworld, keeping the dead souls in the Underworld and the living out. Hades' Helmet Hades' helmet was a helmet that he would wear, rendering him invisible. It was used by one or two heroes at different points. Jewels As Hades was the god of wealth and riches, jewels and other precious gems were also symbolic to him. Hades' Role and Powers Some of Hades' powers include judging the souls who have committed sins and keeping the dead inside the Underworld and the living out. Hades' Family Parents: Cronus, Rhea
Siblings: Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia
Wife: Persephone
*As Hades was the god of the dead, he was unable to have children By: Valerie Olympian Family Tree Pluto In old times, the Greeks were afraid to say his name, Hades, which meant death, so instead, if they had to, they would called him by his Roman name, "Pluto," meaning wealth.
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