Hades

Overview

The ancient Greeks worshiped a complex group of deities weaving their characters into timeless tales of love, heroism, and intrigue, plays, poems, paintings, and sculptures commemorating these takes have survived for centuries. Even as world religions and scientific knowledge have evolved, bringing with them new beliefs and understanding of the world, the ancient Greek tales continue to provide a basic foundation for, Western Thought and sharp insight to the human psyche.

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Overview

The ancient Greeks worshiped a complex group of deities weaving their characters into timeless tales of love, heroism, and intrigue, plays, poems, paintings, and sculptures commemorating these takes have survived for centuries. Even as world religions and scientific knowledge have evolved, bringing with them new beliefs and understanding of the world, the ancient Greek tales continue to provide a basic foundation for, Western Thought and sharp insight to the human psyche.

Hades, the god of the Underworld, ruled his kingdom fairly. He was rich with jewels and rare metals found below the earth's surface. Those who cared for departed souls obeyed him without question. Other gods who lived on Olympus respected and revered him. Yet mortals feared him, Few temples were built in his honor, and Hades is rarely shown in art. Stories of Hades are full of love jealousy, heroes, beauty, and justice. Read how this god of the Underworld carved a crusty, remote, yet distinctly different character that rivals all other In Greek and Roman mythology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584157502
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 997,878
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Battle of the Titans 7

For Your Information: Pluto-Roman god of the Underworld 13

Chapter 2 Hades' Hospitality 15

For Your Information: The furies and Orestes 21

Chapter 3 A Queen for Hades 23

For Your Information: Persephone's Revenge 27

Chapter 4 Great Escapes 29

For Your Information: Ixion and Tityus 33

Chapter 5 Heroes in Hades 35

For Your Information: Heads in Later Religions 43

Chapter Notes 44

Further Reading 46

For Young Adults 46

Works Consulted 46

On the Internet 47

Glossary 47

Index 48

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