Hades Symbols

3 Symbols of Hades: What are They?

Of all the Greek deities, Hades is probably the most misunderstood and frankly relatable. Unlike his brothers, he lacks a certain viciousness and hunger for power. He’s got the Underworld and all the souls to take care of and he does it fairly well. The Underworld as Hades stated in …

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Is Hades Good or Evil?

Hades – the misunderstood brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He wasn’t casually cruel the way Poseidon was. He didn’t rule with an iron fist the way Zeus did. But if Zeus and Poseidon are the bar for whether or not someone is good or evil, the bar is very low. …

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Hades vs Satan: What is the Difference?

The mythology and lore around Hades are fairly consistent. The tales are stable with only minor details shifting around through the ages. But not Satan. Satan crosses scriptures, traditions, myths, and generally speaking has few canon stories and a lot seems pieced together and rarely agreed upon throughout history. They …

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Kratos vs Hades: What is the Difference?

Hades, brother of Zeus and Poseidon, ruled the Underworld. Kratos, son of the river and goddess Styx, was the god of strength and power. But it may be more appropriate to define that strength and power as brutality as he was truly merciless. He was also exceptionally loyal to Zeus …

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Hades vs Pluto: What is the Difference?

To understand the role of Hades and Pluto in their respective pantheons, you have to have a foundation in the different practices based on the lore. Greek mythology and the Hellenistic faith pre-date Roman deity worship by over one thousand years. The role Hades played in the Greek pantheon is …

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Hercules vs Hades: What is the Difference?

There is only one person who has entered Hades twice, each time rescued a soul, and succeeded. It’s not just that he succeeded, it’s that he never experienced the wrath of Hades. Sisyphus had escaped once and that landed him with a massive rock to roll up a hill for …

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Poseidon vs Hades

Poseidon vs Hades: What is the Difference?

One rules the Underworld, one rules the sea. The two elder brothers of Zeus took their lots to rule and rule them well they did.  The stories and myths of Poseidon are numerous as are the ancient and contemporary groups that worshiped him. Hades on the other hand was not …

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Zeus vs Hades

Zeus vs Hades: What is the Difference?

One rules the skies while the other rules the Underworld. A draw of lots was all it took to seal the fates of these brothers. Contrary to what one might assume of the lord of the Underworld, he was far more merciful and even forgiving than his brother that ruled …

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9 Important Greek Mythology Couples: Who Are They?

A vast number of Greek myths come down to the deities’ propensity for extramarital affairs. This has affected the relationships of established and married couples in various ways. Maybe most famous is Zeus and Hera, whose relationship is heavily documented by Zeus’s affairs with gods and humans alike and Hera’s …

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