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(pronounced HAY-deez)
Lord of the Underworld
Quick Descriptions:
Hades is a large, muscular man with gray skin. He has a bushy black beard and black eyes. He is wearing various pieces of gold jewelry, such as an armband, bracelets and several rings. He is wearing a black tunic and a leather belt and sandals.
At cave tunnel opened up to a large stone room. There are no windows and a large stone fire pit in the center lights the room. Along the side walls are several statues of various figures, each one older than the previous. The closest statues are those of young men and women; while The final statues, nearest the far wall, depict old skeletal figures - a representation of aging and the movement toward death. Against the far wall is a dark stone altar covered in melting candles. Priests dressed in black stand around the room.
The cleric has pale skin and sunken eyes. He is wearing a black robe with a rope belt, and leather sandals.
Hades is the god of death and wealth. While his brothers Zeus and Poseidon rule the sky and the sea respectively, Hades is the ruler of the underworld and has some control over the earth as well. Unlike his fellows in the pantheon, he does not reside in Olympus, but makes his home in the Stygian darkness of Hades. He is also known as Pluto in Rome.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Hades's clerics tend to share their patron's dour, gloomy demeanor. They officiate at funerals and annual rites in honor of departed ancestors. In contrast to most Olympian festivals, these are solemn affairs.


Clerics of Hades often wear black robes.


Temples to Hades are usually built underground, in caves, or at least sunken so their floors are below ground level. They tend to be dark and windowless, creating an atmosphere of gloom reminiscent of the underworld's darkness.


Unlike some deities whose portfolio includes death, Hades is not particularly malicious or hateful toward the mortals whose souls come to his realm. Death, he teaches, is the lot of all mortals, the thing that sets them apart from deities, and it must be accepted even if it brings grief.

Appearance, Manifestations

Hades appears as a large, powerfully muscled man with gray skin. He has a bushy black beard and black eyes, and he wears gold jewelry symbolizing his control over wealth. Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus.

Relationships & History

Hades is one of the six children of Cronus and Rhea.
The Symbol of Hades - Black ram
Symbol: Black ram
God Alignment: NE
Worshipers Alignment
Death, Earth, Evil
Death, underworld, earth, wealth
Necromancers, assassins, rogues, murderers, dwarves
Plane: Hades
Weapon: Longsword