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Hades

Hades is the God of the underworld and the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea. After Hades and his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father and the other titans to gain power over the “Cosmos”, the brothers drew lots. Hades drew the worst lot becoming god of the underworld. He kidnapped Persephone, daughter of Demeter, Hades sister. Hades forced Persephone to marry him and fed her a pomegranate which caused her to be stuck in the underworld for a third of the year. He has a 3 headed dog called Cerberus. Cerberus guarded the underworld. He kept the dead from escaping and the living from entering. Cerberus father was a fire breathing dragon who was married to a half woman half serpent. Their names were Typhon and Echidna. They were both feared by the gods on Mt. Olympus. Cerberus was very friendly to the dead and new spirits entering Hades, the underworld. Although he ate anyone who tried passing him to enter the land of the living once more.

-Jordin