This article focuses on the deity, Hades. For the location with the same name, see Underworld.
My name is Hades. The God of the Underworld and the dead.

Hades, mistakenly known as The Devil and Demon is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. He débuts, with his appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Hades is the greek God of the Underworld in Greek Mythology.


Hades is a deity, the son of Cronus and the older brother of Poseidon and Zeus. When Cronus dethroned Uranus (or Ouranos), he told him a prophecy that one day, one of his children will do the same and dethrone him, so Cronus ate each of his children, including Hades. Hades helped Zeus and the Olympian gods defeat the titans in the titanomachy. Once the titans were destroyed, Mount Olympus was made. To decide who should be god of the sky (and ruler of Mount Olympus), the Sea and the Underworld. The three brothers, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades pulled straws. Poseidon got the sea, Zeus got the sky, storms, lightning and Mount Olympus, but Hades got the dark and gloomy Underworld. He later made a huge castle centered in the middle of the Underworld.

In a later point in his life, Hades went to great lengths to be married to the goddess of spring, Persephone. He saw this beautiful woman and told his grandmother Gaia to show her a flower, the most beautiful flower, Persephone dazzled by the flower's beauty got too distracted, then Hades coming up from the Underworld in a beautiful, rich golden chariot and forced her into it by grabbing her arm and then getting her fully and heading back down to the underworld with him. Hecate, who lived in the underworld heard the poor goddesses' cry but could not know what had happened. Demeter, devastated over her daughter's disappearance, went searching for her, out of nowhere, Hecate appeared and said she heard Persephone's cries but could not see what had happened. She then suggested going to Helios, the sun [god], who immediately spoke out that Hades kidnapped her. After a while, Hades asked Zeus, for his hand in marriage to Persephone, who agreed without a thought.




  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Hades was married to Persephone.



  • Hades was apparently not evil but just very dark, mysterious and gloomy.
    • Hades is also mentioned to have hatred to Zeus, but could not do anything to stop him.
  • Despite being demonized, Hades messed up the lives of mortals less than any other major deity with the exception of Hestia.