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date: 07 July 2020

Hades 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

son of Cronus and Rhea and husband of Persephone, is ‘Lord of the dead’ and king of the Underworld, the ‘house of Hades’, where he rules supreme. After Homer, Hades is not only the god of the dead, but also the god of death, even death personified. ‘Hades’ refers normally to the god; in non‐Attic literature, the word can also designate the Underworld. Cold, mouldering, and dingy, Hades is a ‘mirthless place’. The proverbial ‘road to Hades’ is ‘the same for all’. ... ...

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