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Hades (Pluto)

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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

Name

Hades

Nickname

Pluto, Haides

Sex

Male

Current city

The 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

Occupation

Lord of the Dead
Ruler of the Underworld
Lord of Riches

Education

Night school

Beliefs

Political views

I rule the Underworld, Poseidon rules the seas, Zeus rules the heavens, and we all rule the earth.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Cronus (dad) and Rhea (mom)

Siblings

Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia

Children

Unlike my brothers, not many. Maybe the Erinyes (a.k.a. the Furies)

Friends

My brothers, Zeus and Poseidon (most of the time)
Charon
My three judges, Aeacus, Minos, and Rhadamanthys
My helpers, Thanatos and Hypnos

Enemies

My dad Cronus, who ate me
The Titans
Theseus and Pirithous, the punks who tried to steal my wife

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Persephone (whether she likes it or not)

Interested in

My lovely wife (and the occasional nymph).

Favorites

TV Shows

Cities of the Underworld
Pawn Stars
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
True Blood

Quotations

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

"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

Books

The 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

Music

Nine Inch Nails
Megadeth
Fall Out Boy
Cannibal Corpse
Katy Perry (guilty pleasure)
Hotel California by the Eagles
Death and the Maiden by Schubert

Movies

Tim 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

Activities & Interests

Likes

My dog, Cerberus
My ebony throne
My Helm of Darkness, which allows me to be invisible
Cyprus trees
Screech Owls

Interests

Ouija boards
Anthropology, specifically death rituals

Groups

Gods of Olympus
Titan War Vets
When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.