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Hades (Pluto)

Hades is the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He's pretty much always in a bad mood because he's stuck being the lord of the dead, while his brothers rule the sky and the sea. We have to say, we can't really blame him. It must be pretty depressing hanging out in the gloomy underworld all day. Even his wife, Persephone, dreads being down there. Of course, he did kind of kidnap her and force her to marry him…

Basic Information

NicknamePluto, Haides
BirthdayOn the day that my father swallowed me. I've been depressed ever since.
Current cityThe Greek Underworld, a.k.a. Hades (It was named after me. I bet my brothers wished they could say the same about the realms they rule over.)

Work & Education

OccupationLord of the Dead
Ruler of the Underworld
Lord of Riches
EducationNight school


Political viewsI rule the Underworld, Poseidon rules the seas, Zeus rules the heavens, and we all rule the earth.
Religious viewsDeath is inevitable, so live with it.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsCronus (dad) and Rhea (mom)
SiblingsZeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia
ChildrenUnlike my brothers, not many. Maybe the Erinyes (a.k.a. the Furies)
FriendsMy brothers, Zeus and Poseidon (most of the time)
My three judges, Aeacus, Minos, and Rhadamanthys
My helpers, Thanatos and Hypnos
EnemiesMy dad Cronus, who ate me
The Titans
Theseus and Pirithous, the punks who tried to steal my wife


Relationship statusMarried to Persephone (whether she likes it or not)
Interested inMy lovely wife (and the occasional nymph).


Quotations"Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to."

"For death begins with life's first breath/ And life begins at touch of death."
– John Oxenham

"You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave."
– The Eagles, Hotel California

"Call no man happy till he is dead."
– Aeschylus

"Everyone knows that if you've got a brother, you're going to fight."
– Liam Gallagher
BooksThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Death narrates – I love it.)
Anything by Edgar Allan Poe
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost
MusicNine Inch Nails
Fall Out Boy
Cannibal Corpse
Katy Perry (guilty pleasure)
Hotel California by the Eagles
Death and the Maiden by Schubert
MoviesTim Burton movies, especially The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride
Alfred Hitchcock films, especially Rear Window
Black Swan
Shaun of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Kung Fu Panda
TV ShowsCities of the Underworld
Pawn Stars
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
True Blood

Activities & Interests

LikesMy dog, Cerberus
My ebony throne
My Helm of Darkness, which allows me to be invisible
Cyprus trees
Screech Owls
Using my Helm of Darkness
Pruning the Pomegranate trees
Playing Angry Birds
Keeping the living out of the underworld
Crocheting (It passes the time)
InterestsOuija boards
Anthropology, specifically death rituals
GroupsGods of Olympus
Titan War Vets
When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.

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