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Hades by GENZOMAN Hades by GENZOMAN
A old pic from arround 2006, but retouched for a future project... maybe you ask why? hehehe, soon more news :D
graphire 3/PSCS/6hours (old pic) + 2 hours of new edit/Music: Perte (Eminent Domain) - Zbigniew Preisner (I love this song so much)

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Hades (from Greek ᾍδης, Hadēs, originally Ἅιδης, Haidēs or Άΐδης, Aidēs, meaning "the unseen") refers both to the ancient Greek underworld, the abode of Hades, and to the god of the underworld. Hades in Homer referred just to the god; the genitive ᾍδου, Haidou, was an elision to denote locality: "the house/dominion of Hades". Eventually, the nominative, too, came to designate the abode of the dead.

In Greek mythology, Hades and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the universe ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. Because of his association with the underworld, Hades is often interpreted by moderns as the Grim Reaper.

By the Romans Hades was called Pluto, from his Greek epithet Πλούτων Ploutōn (πλοῦτος, wealth), meaning "Rich One". In Roman mythology, Hades/Pluto was called Dis Pater and Orcus. The corresponding Etruscan god was Aita. Symbols associated with him are the Helm of Darkness and the three-headed dog, Cerberus.

The deceased entered the underworld by crossing the Acheron, ferried across by Charon (kair'-on), who charged an obolus, a small coin for passage placed in the mouth of the deceased by pious relatives. Paupers and the friendless gathered for a hundred years on the near shore according to Book VI of Vergil's Aeneid. Greeks offered propitiatory libations to prevent the deceased from returning to the upper world to "haunt" those who had not given them a proper burial. The far side of the river was guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed dog defeated by Heracles (Roman Hercules). Passing beyond Cerberus, the shades of the departed entered the land of the dead to be judged.
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DraconiaHydra Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
In other words he is the greek devil version
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bro1424 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  New member
Awesome
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:iconafricanamericananime:
AfricanAmericanAnime Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kenny Epic Face ....
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Bombabernus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
some inspiration from disney ^^ ;) arent it?
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it distasteful how in a lot of modern fiction Hades is depicted as being evil, just because he rules over the world of the dead.
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SuperJustin4 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
But he represents Death.
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, and death is a natural part of the life cycle.
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SuperJustin4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
And a lot of people fear it that's why it's associated with darkness.
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:icondragoncount:
DragonCount Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And Hades looks after their souls in the afterlife. He's not a supernatural dictator.
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Bombabernus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Actually he is. Google for Hades (Location) what happened to the souls there.
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