I have to laugh.
People constantly portray Hades in new age media as this totes evil bad guy, yet Zeus and Poseidon have fathered more monsters and people than he has and have raped women
while Hades is just there in the underworld with the one girl he kidnapped and agreed to let her free in the summer months with no children of his own, probably rolling his eyes and going ‘Guys, can we have a normal family dinner for once? Please?’
Hades gets such rap lately, I don’t really get it. IIRC, he’s faithful to Persephone, who falls deeply in love with him. He’s easily the gentleman of the Olympians. Not to mention that he was never considered “evil,” just cold and brusque, fulfilling a necessary, lonely life as ruler/protector of the dead.
Zeus turned himself into a swan and a cow to seduce women. He also turned himself into Alcmene’s husband so she’d have sex with him. Poseidon turned himself into a horse to have sex with a goddess who’d turned herself into a mare.
Seriously, Hades is the good one.
“he’s faithful to Persephone.” Mostly. He had one indiscretion with the nymph Menthe (and Persephone was having none of that shit so she stomped on Menthe until she turned into mint leaves). But still, you’re right. Compared to his brothers, the dude’s a freaking saint. And by far the best husband. He gave Persephone his whole kingdom, for crying out loud.
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