- “Sheeesh! What is this church?”
- ―Homer Simpson as Hades when Lisa as Athena told him to put his shirt on & take his feet of the podium
Hades (English pronunciation: /ˈheɪdiːz/; from Greek ᾍδης (older form Ἀϝίδης), Hadēs, originally Ἅιδης, Haidēs or Άΐδης, Aidēs (Doric Ἀΐδας Aidas), meaning "the unseen") was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. The genitive ᾍδου, Haidou, was an elision to denote locality: "[the house/dominion] of Hades". Eventually, the nominative came to designate the abode of the dead. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. Because of his association with the underworld, Hades is often interpreted in modern times as the personification of death, even though he was not. Hades was also called "Plouton" (Greek: Πλούτων, gen.: Πλούτωνος, meaning "Rich One"), a name which the Romans Latinized as Pluto. The Romans would associate Hades/Pluto with their own chthonic gods, Dis Pater and Orcus. The corresponding Etruscan god was Aita. Symbols associated with him are the Helm of Darkness and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. The term hades in Christian theology (and in New Testament Greek) is parallel to Hebrew sheol (שאול, grave or dirt-pit), and refers to the abode of the dead. The Christian concept of hell is more akin to and communicated by the Greek concept of Tartarus, a deep, gloomy part of hades used.
His only major appearance was in Simpsons comics # 70 portrayed by Homer in "The Hades you say" part of "Greek to me" were he was in court with Persephone was claiming he kidnapped her, so he tells his side of the story.
- “"It all started Like any other day"”
- ―in the Underworld full of burnt out tree's, with Zombies walking around everywhere & Charon Dumping bodies in the river Styx. Charon notices he looks depressed & asked what's wrong, he said he was lonely so Charon suggests he gets a wife which Sisyphus ( a slave of his who has to repeatedly push a rock up a mountain) agrees with.
He then sees a girl on earth and decides to ask her out by making her fall through a crack of fire into the underworld. He convinces her to have to have dinner with him.
She enjoys the dinner until she finds out that the person who cooked it was a Skeleton with the head of a Zombie with an ax in it. When Hades sees her scared he assured her that he washes his hands in a river full of corpses, so she storms of.
Before she goes Hades manages to get her to go dancing with him. She enjoys the dancing until he does a "Slam dance" witch knocks her to the ground & breaks up lots of Zombies.
Finally annoyed with his stupidity & the horribleness of the underworld she calls the police. In the end, the jury decides it was kidnapping. However, without that kind of stuff there would be no God-dating so he was cleared of all charges. She owed him for the pomegranates she ate while having dinner with him Persephone was sentenced to spend 6 month's of every year with Hades. This made so happy he freed Sisyphus.
In Tales from the Public Domain Homer as Odysseus needed to cross The river Styx to get home but Hades himself wasn't actually seen.