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Trigger warning for suicide/self-harm.

I knew I seemed to recall a certain wife of Hades....

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And now, the lovely Aphrodite!

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A glimpse of Diana's "wedding ring?"

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Date: 2012-05-18 06:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mistervader
I'm confused though what the difference is between the god of death (Thanatos) and the god of the underworld (Hades). Is there any appreciable distinction? There doesn't seem to be any to me.

P.S. I'm basing this "knowledge" of Greek mythology on mostly comics and playing the God Of War series, so apologies in advance for my ignorance.

Date: 2012-05-18 09:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Thanatos is more like the Grim Reaper. He's the travel agent between life and death.

Hades is the manager of the Underworld resort. He not only rules the dead, he also rules everything within the earth. Precious metals, jewels, etc. are all part of his domain. In a way, he's the god of wealth as well as the underworld.

Date: 2012-05-18 12:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kraesil
God of wealth is the Roman side. Greek side doesn't include that.

As far as I know, anyway. Greek and Roman get mushed up real easy.

Date: 2012-05-18 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Hades may not have officially been the Greek god of wealth, but he was still the ruler of everything underground. He did draw the short straw compared to Zeus and Poseidon, but it wasn't THAT bad. The part of Hades' job that really sucks is dealing with a bunch of annoying dead people. Remember, most of them probably weren't good enough to qualify for the Elysian Fields -- overseeing the afterlives of people boring enough to be stuck in neutral afterlife or nasty enough to be stuck in Tartarus has to get old fast.

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