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Hades (Pluto)

Hades (Pluto)

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Hades (Pluto) Photos

    Hades Abducting Persephone
    This wasn’t as bad as it looks. [Painting by Simone Pignoni, c. 1650.]

    Hades, Aphrodite, and Cupid
    Here I am coming up from the underworld for a vacay. That's Aphrodite and Cupid on that hill. [Engraving by Virgil Solis, 1581.]

    Hades and Cerberus
    Me and my trusty three-headed dog. [Unknown artist, 16th century.]

    Orpheus in the Underworld
    Orpheus pays me a visit. [Painting by Henryk Siemiradzki, late 1800s.]

    Statue of Hades
    Here I am gracing the grounds of a chateau in France. I could really use some sunscreen – the underworld makes me paler than a ghost's butt. [Sculpture by Henri Chapu, at the Château de Chantilly. Photograph by Wikipedia user Mel22, 2011.]

    Orpheus and Eurydice
    That's me in the corner. Orpheus was all happy about getting his wife back, right before it all went to Hades… [Painting by Jean Raoux, c. 1718-1720.]

    Hades and Persephone
    Me and Persephone hanging out, like we do. [Illustration by Wenzel Hollar, 1600s.]

    Portrait of Hades
    I am the ruler of the underworld! Mwah ha ha! [Woodcut by Hendrick Goltzius, c. 1588-1589.]

    Bust of Hades
    It looks like my head fell off at some point… I'm glad they glued it back on. [Roman copy of a Greek sculpture from the 5th century BC; mantle added later. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.]