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Hades was an Isu revered as the Greek god of the underworld. He was the brother of Poseidon, the spouse of Persephone, and the son-in-law of Demeter.

In Greek traditions, he was also the brother of Zeus, Hera, and Hestia. His Roman and Etruscan equivalents are Pluto and Aita, respectively.

Biography

Mythology

According to the mythology, Hades abducted Persephone, Demeter's daughter, and took her to his realm because he wanted to marry her.[1]

Simulation

In a simulation created by fellow Isu Aletheia, Hades was the ruler of Tartaros, an aspect of the underworld in Greek mythology.[2] Although married to Persephone, the two had a shaky relationship and he imprisoned her in Elysium, letting her rule the realm with her friend Hekate.[3]

Personality and characteristics

Hades overwatches the underworld Tartaros, taking his duty as its ruler seriously. When Kassandra killed Cerberos, his prized guardian of Tartaros, and chaos ensued throughout his realm, Hades impatiently demanded Kassandra to fix it at once. Hades is manipulative, cunning, ruthless and narcissistic, but also displays quite a level of intelligence. He enjoys playing with the minds of his inferiors through lies and bribes in order to get what he wants. A notable example being he successfully manipulated Kassandra into taking up the job of cleaning up the chaos she caused at Tartaros by leading her to believe that he would help her in exchange.

Like most Isu he also sees human beings as inferior and insignificant beings, as illustrated when he casually rubbed Kassandra’s head to silence her mid-sentence when he grew tired of listening to her. He and Poseidon also placed a bet on each of Kassandra’s mission as if regarding her as a form of entertainment. Despite that, he generally does not act rude towards them, as seen when he apologized to Kassandra for his sudden outburst at her.

It is shown that he hates people who commit suicide and calls them “uninvited guests”. He keeps them in the Forest of Oizys, a realm of dead trees separated from the rest of Tartaros, and hangs their bodies from the branches of the trees.

Equipment and skills

In the simulation of Tartaros, Hades displayed a number of supernatural abilities. Hades claimed to be immortal, and exhibited the ability to teleport anywhere he chose within Tartaros as well as levitate. Hades could also condemn existing souls within Tartaros to further torment: this happened for example to a greedy person who had cheated Tartaros' citizens of their drachmae, and thus Hades damned him to be fed to Hades' hounds. Hades was also highly skilled in the use of his scythe and could dash with superhuman speed during combat as well as release devastating blows. Hades could also manipulate reddish energy which allows him to conjure up "apples", generate spatial pressure around his opponents to move them akin to telekinesis and even use the energy as an offensive projectile in order to decimate his enemies.[4]

Legacy and Influence

Given his nature, Hades was rarely celebrated, or built temples for. However, a temple was dedicated to him in Elis City in Elis during the 5th century BCE.[1]

Eventually, his name came to also signify the underworld itself. The Cerberus is regarded as Hades' hound, and when the god was depicted, Cerberus was there, too. In Messenia, a bay was dedicated to the god.[1]

Trivia

  • According to the myths, the Titan Kronos devoured every child he begat with his sister-wife Rhea. When Zeus saved his siblings, they accompanied him as the new gods, and became part of the twelve mightiest. In order from oldest to youngest, the children were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon before Zeus.

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