Hades is the
God of Pluto. Hades is sometimes mistaken as Pluto. Pluto is a Roman God.
Hades is one out of the six major Olympians. Hades and his brothers divided
into thirds, each of his brothers took a 1/3 each. They drew straws to
see who chose first. Zeus chose the sky, Poseidon chose the Ocean leaving
Hades with the underworld. Once a mortal is in the underworld they
can not leave without Hades permission. Only Herakles and Odysseus
may leave the underworld.
Persephone once had been abducted by Hades. (In the picture above Persephone is on the left and Hades is on the right.) Hades captured Persephone by dragging her to the underworld and trying to keep her there. Zeus and Hades kept her there for seven years. Demeter forced Zeus to give her back Peresphone. Zeus then sent Hermes to persuade Hades to let him go.
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