Hades "god of the dead in Greek mythology;" also the name of his realm, the abode of the dead spirits, 1590s, from Greek Haidēs, in Homer the name of the god of the underworld, son of Kronos and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Poseidon.His name is of unknown origin. Hades, or Pluto or poetically Aides (Ἀΐδης), Aidoneus (Ἀἵδωνεύς) and Ploutens (Πλουτεν́ς), is the god of the lower world.Plato 1 observes that people preferred calling him Pluton (the giver of wealth) to pronouncing the dreaded name of Hades or Aides. Hades. Hades was one of the children of the Titans, Kronos and Rhea. DD. [Hades] and E. R. Craven in Lange on Revelation, pp. Find out more about the name Hades at BabyNames.com. Hades. On the existence and locality of Hades cf. Looking for the perfect name for your little one? v, part ii, pp. Greek term widely used to denote the deity of the underworld and the abode of the dead. He was the oldest son, but the fourth oldest out of Kronos' and Rhea's six children after Hestia, Demeter, and Hera. Hades is the god of Underworld and major figure in Greek Mythology. Search Belly Ballot to discover the popularity, meanings, and origins of thousands of names from around the world. His name loosely translates into "invisible" or "unseen," as the dead go away and are seen no more. He was depicted as a dark-bearded, regal god either enthroned in the underworld and holding a sceptre, or pouring fertility from a cornucopia. Hades is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys. Greswell on the Parables, Appendix, chapter x, vol. The Greek mythology names of the gods and goddesses varied from the Roman names, although each culture ascribed to deities with comparable powers and spheres of influence. Hades' Counterparts In Roman mythology, Hades' counterpart is Pluto, whose name comes from the Greek word plouton, which refers to the riches of the earth. Hades was both the name of the ancient Greek god of the underworld (Roman name: Pluto) and the name of the shadowy place below the earth which was considered the final destination for the souls of the dead. Perhaps the most feared of the gods, he is described by both Homer and Hesiod as ‘pitiless’, ‘loathsome’, and ‘monstrous’ Hades. Before Pluto assumed this role in Roman culture, Dis Pater was the god of the underworld, like Hades. He is the eldest son of Cronus and Rhea and the elder brother of Poseidon and Zeus. His Roman name was Pluto. Although he is feared throughout Ancient Greece and represented in most media as an evil being who only wants to take Zeus' place, in truth he may be the least evil of the gods with Hermes as Hera and Zeus are much more evil and antagonistic than him. The name Hades means Sightless and is of Greek origin. The New Testament use of Hades (hades ) builds on its Hebrew parallel, Sheol (se'ol), which was the preferred translation in the Septuagint.The Old Testament. However, the Romans would assume this was a depiction of Jupiter, the king of gods. Hades is the Greek god of the Underworld, the dead, and riches.
His brothers were Poseidon and Zeus. Hades was the ancient Greek king of the underworld and god of the dead. Harmonia: Concordia : Originally Pluto was a god of wealth, and his association with Hades came later. Zeus (a Greek god) is depicted here throwing lightning. Roman names for Greek gods. A list of the Greek gods and their equivalent names in Roman mythology. 364-377.) 261-406; on the doctrinal significance of the word see the BB.