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Hades
     

Hades

by Kayleen Reusser
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584157502
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Series:
Profiles in Greek and Roman Mythology Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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