Hades Research Paper

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There are twelve Olympian gods and goddesses but only one was as mysterious as Hades. Hades is the king of the underworld and the god of the dead. Also, known by his Roman name, Pluto. His symbols are Cerberus, cap of invisibility, Cypress, and key of Hades. His parents are Cronus, the Titan ruler, and Rhea. He has five siblings: Poseidon, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, and Zeus. His wife is Persephone and with her he has three children: Macaria, Zagreus, and Melinoe. While Hades was the king of the underworld and god of death, he wasn’t the bad guy everyone plays him out to be. When Hades was young his father, the Titan king Cronus, swallowed him and his brothers and sisters because of his fear of being overthrown one day by his children. Fortunately,…show more content…
The cyclops are known for making astonishing weapons and once they were set free they made a special weapon for each of the three brothers. Hades received an enchanted helmet. The helmet allowed him to be invisible to as long as he was wearing it. This gave the Olympians a great advantage at war. The war ended when the three brothers killed Cronus together. Hades caught him off guard and Poseidon held him with his trident. Then Zeus took the final blow and struck him with his thunderbolt, killing him. After a long time, the war had ended and all the gods had regained composure…show more content…
It was split into four sections. One sections was primarily for three demi-gods to judge your life and to place you where you belong. While yes, Hades was the king of the underworld he was not one of the judges. He strictly observed the residents and made sure no one escaped. The other three sections were “hell”, the “in between”, and “heaven”. Everyone feared the underworld and Hades because they knew that if they traveled there to see him, they would never come back. There are many stories where many gods and mortals have traveled there and survived such as, the story of Orpheus. He was a mortal and wanted his wife back so Hades granted him his wish but told him that he couldn’t look back or she would return back to the underworld. He couldn’t help to look back and his wife was banished to the underworld once again. Hades is found in pop culture quite often. He is always played as the antagonist or the “bad guy”. In a Disney movie, he is viewed as Satan and an evil god but I see nothing that he has done in his life as “evil” He is also found in an anime series called Saint Seiya where he is trying to wipe out the entire human

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