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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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DragonCount Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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 2 days ago
But he represents Death.
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DragonCount Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, and death is a natural part of the life cycle.
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SuperJustin4 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
And a lot of people fear it that's why it's associated with darkness.
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Madrigal2000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Hades is more like the King of the Underworld actually, a ruler. Thanatos is one who actually is considered as the Grim Reaper, he claims the souls (of those who died in a non-violent way) and carries a scythe.
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Goldeneyes2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
Really cool, and yeah Persephone sounds like a great idea.  ;)
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herejust4fun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
please draw persephone!
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KaeryKiller Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
+1
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herejust4fun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
what do you mean?
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KaeryKiller Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Him must draw Persephone too , i love her x)
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