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Underworld: Hades, Pluto; Persephone, Proserpina
Greek: Hades (god, also called Pluto)
Latin: Pluto (god, also called Dis or Orcus)
Greek: Persephone (goddess)
Latin: Proserpina (goddess)

The gods and goddesses of the underworld, minerals, and wealth.

Symbols: Cerberus, the bident (a two-pronged spear)

This entry is located in the following unit: gods and goddesses from Greek and Latin Myths (page 3)
(Pluto, Roman god of wealth, ruled the dark underworld of myth; ninth planet from the sun)
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Pluto and his underworld kingdom

In the mythological age of the Roman gods, the world was divided into regions, each ruled by a god. The Infernal Regions, Hades, Death, and Cemeteries fell to the governance of Pluto, son of Cronus and Rhea.

As a reward for this rather solemn obligation, he was given the guardianship of riches, of all the precious metals, and stones that are buried deep in the earth.

The appearance of Pluto on earth was never a happy event, because his mission was always to take back to his kingdom the spirits of the dead. Riding up from the bowels of the earth in a chariot drawn by four coal-black steeds, he inspired fear in the hearts of humans.

Pluto's kingdom was almost impossible to reach without his permission, since it was located deep in the underworld guarded by huge Cerberus, the three-headed dog.

Near Pluto's throne were placed the seats of his three judges, Aeacus, Minos, and Rhadamanthus, who questioned the newly-arrived souls. These hearings were enacted before Themis, the blindfolded, impartial goddess, whose sword of justice hung above the new arrvials.

If the souls were proven to be good, they were led away to the Elysian Fields; if not, they were forever committed to the infernal regions of Tartarus. While the souls were being judged, Pluto, it is said, amused himself by writing their epitaphs.

—Compiled from "Tribute to Pluto"
in A book of Epitaphs by Raymond Lamont Brown;
Taplinger Publishing Company, Inc.; New York; 1967; page 13.
This entry is located in the following unit: Quotes: Epitaphs (page 1)
Sorcery and Witchcraft; Earlier, the Moon, Earth, and the Underworld: Hecate, Trivia
Greek: Hecate (goddess)
Latin: Trivia (goddess, whose name means “of the three ways” because, like Hecate, she was worshipped at crossroads)
This entry is located in the following unit: gods and goddesses from Greek and Latin Myths (page 3)