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Hades is the brother of Zeus. After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Poseidon, for shares of the world. Hades had the worst draw and was made lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. Hades is a greedy deity who is greatly concerned with increasing his subjects. Those who are calling increase the number of dead are seen favourably. The Erinnyes are welcomed guests. He is exceedingly unwilling to allow any of his subjects leave.

Hades is the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth. Hades has a helmet that makes him invisible. He rarely leaves the underworld. Hades is in personality unpitying and terrible, but not capricious. His wife is Persephone whom Hades abducted. Although he is the King of the dead but, death itself is represented by another god, Thanatos.