Hades was the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. After the overthrow of their father, Cronus, he drew lots with them to share the universe. He drew poorly, Other Names : Plouton. Hades was the ancient Greek chthonic god of the underworld, . In Greek mythology, Hades the god of the Children : Macaria , Melinoe. Mythology. Birth. Hades was one of the children of the Titans, Kronos and Rhea. He was the oldest son, but the fourth oldest out of Kronos' and Rhea's six God of : God of the Dead, Death, Darkness, The. Herakles hugged his torso and broke his ribs, but set him down at the request of Persephone. You have successfully emailed this. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Very few mortals could leave Hades once they entered. Pindar, Olympian Ode 9 str 2 trans. Suda On Line Byzantine Greek Lexicon C10th A. When his day to die came. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Jul Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: Aelian, Historical Miscellany 4. The god offered him Persephone , the daughter of Demeter. After their release, the six younger gods, along with allies they managed to gather, challenged the elder gods for power in the Titanomachy , a divine war. Then first by that sad ringing overwhelmed, the Eumenides' [Erinyes'] cheeks, it's said, were wet with tears; and the queen [Persephone] and he whose sceptre rules the underworld could not deny the prayer, and called Eurydice. For MORE information on the medicine-god see ASKLEPIOS. Me [Theseus] also they give as boon to Alcides' [Herakles'] prayer. In the forecourt of the palace of Hades and Persephone sit the three judges of the Underworld: The exceptions, Heracles and Theseus , are heroic.