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Q: Mythology ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Mythology
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: wenday5-ga
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Posted: 27 Mar 2006 20:46 PST
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Question ID: 712657
I need a famous or important quote from  Hades. My son is doing a
project on this greek God.

Request for Question Clarification by hammer-ga on 28 Mar 2006 07:10 PST

Hades appears as a character in many contexts, including a Disney
movie. In addition, Hades is not only his name, but the name of the
underworld realm over which he rules. Could you give us a better idea
of what you are looking for? Finding a famous quote from Hades isn't
as straightforward as finding a famous quote from a real person, like
Abraham Lincoln.

- Hammer
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Mythology
From: demianunique-ga on 28 Mar 2006 00:07 PST
aidoneu, pluton (Roman myth),orcus (latin),tartarus (antique Greek) hades 

Hades ruled the dead, assisted by demons over whom he had complete
authority. He strictly forbade his subjects to leave his domain and
would become quite enraged when anyone tried to leave, or if someone
tried to steal his prey from him.

Besides Heracles, the only other living persons who ventured to the
Underworld were all heroes: Odysseus, Aeneas (accompanied by the
Sibyl), Orpheus, and Theseus. None of them was especially pleased with
what they witnessed in the realm of the dead. In particular, the Greek
war hero Achilles, whom Odysseus met in Hades (although some believe
that Achilles dwells in the Isles of the Blest), said:

    "Do not speak soothingly to me of death, glorious Odysseus. I
should choose to serve as the hireling of another, rather than to be
lord over the dead that have perished."

        ?Achilles' soul to Odysseus. Homer, Odyssey 11.488
Subject: Re: Mythology
From: techtor-ga on 28 Mar 2006 00:54 PST
"Hey, Pony (Persephone), let's go underground."

Sorry, just a little humor there. Aside from the above reference to
Homer, would you like quotes from Greek plays? I suppose anything from
Shakespeare until today, or anything non-Ancient Greek would be
disqualified, is that so?
Subject: Re: Mythology
From: demianunique-ga on 28 Mar 2006 01:10 PST
All you need to do is check Homer to see the Quote of Hades.I will be
glad to help you anyway about the Ancient-Myth.Please let me know if
you need any more specific info about the subject.
Subject: Re: Mythology
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Mar 2006 01:12 PST
Maybe this will help:
Subject: Re: Mythology
From: frankcorrao-ga on 29 Mar 2006 12:54 PST
Hmm I have a mild interest in Greek mythology, and i can't think of
anything important or profound I've heard from Hades.  I don't doubt
you'll get quotes from him in the Illiad or Odyssey, but do I doubt
you'll get anything memorable.  He doesn't have any cool catch phrases
like "I am the Alpha and the Omega" or "Dy-no-mite!.

On a separate note, there is a great myth involving Orpheus and deal
for his wife to return from the underworld.  What's especially neat
about it is how it was so obviously copied by the Bible (the tale of
Lot's wife turning to a pillar of salt).

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