Tag: Underworld

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  • Hades

    Gray all over and heavy-set, Hades is the dour God of death and the Underworld. Joy claims him every six months when Persephone comes to his realm. Although she is a springtime Goddess, Hades found her to be as devious as he, and discovered love rarely …

  • Persephone

    The daughter of Demeter and the wife of Hades, Persephone is a divided entity. On one hand, she embodies life and life, the joy that comes in spring; on the other, she is the Iron Queen of the dead, served by flitting shades, and the dread that comes in …

  • Yama Raja

    The terrible king of the underworld is a sight to behold, as monstrous and forbidding as death itself. He is the judge and jury for all souls who pass into his realm, enumerating their sins and choosing their punishments, granting resurrection and …

  • Cerberus

    After the Titans were first imprisoned, not all of their monstrous agents were destroyed or exiled —some were put to work. For example, Cerberus, the massive three-headed hound, was enchanted to serve Hades and bound to the entrance of his kingdom to …

  • The Cursed and The Damned

    After the great “You can’t do my job” fiasco of 1800s, the underworld has been a bit more open to the idea of soul migration. For most souls the process is as simple as pleading their case to multiple judges, or filling out the usual paper work, or …