Hades, Roman copy of a Greek original of the 5th century BC, Rome, National Roman Museum
Hades or Hades (from the Greek Aides "The invisible") in Greek mythology son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Poseidon, revered as master and lord of the kingdom of the dead whose court was made up of monstrous figures such as: demons of death (Thanatos), demons of sleep (Hypnos), demons of death violent in the battlefields (Keres), demons of the violence of the storm (Harpies), demons of remorse and the divine curse (Erinyes) and many others.
The figure of Hades, however, had not only a fatal meaning, it was also considered the dispenser of the riches hidden in the bosom of the earth.
They say that Hades was so ugly that all women fled from his sight and for this reason when he fell in love with Persephone (he saw the Myth of Demeter) he was forced to kidnap her because he feared her refusal.
Hades possessed a helmet that made invisible when worn. This was used by Perseus to kill Medusa (see Myth of Perseus).
From Latin mythology was resumed under the name of Pluto, from the Greek plutos «wealth ”and therefore venerated only as a dispenser of the riches hidden within the earth.
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