Hades God of the underworld, Death, and wealth

Despite Hades's importance to the Greeks, there are no rituals to him and few myths involve Hades directly.

Hades's symbols are Cerberus, a drinking horn, his scepter, Cypress and Narcissus plants, and a key. He is also shown with a helmet of invisibility.

The kingdom of Hades was a neutral region reserved for the souls of people who deserve neither punishment nor death. The Greeks believed that Hades was drab and dull, not necessarily painful. Those who led virtuous lives went to Elysium; those who sinned greatly went to Tartarus.

Hades's house stands at the shore of the Styx, one of the five rivers in Hades that each served as boundaries between the land of the living and the land of the dead, where a three-headed dog named Cerberus guards the house.

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Citations

"Hades • Facts and Information on Greek God Hades." Greek Gods & Goddesses. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2017.

Littleton, C. Scott. "Hades." World Book Student. World Book, 2017. Web. 6 Jan. 2017.

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