Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, is the son of Cronus and Rhea. His brothers are Zeus, the leader of the Olympians, and Poseidon, the god of the sea. His sisters are Hera, Zeus's wife and goddess of marriage and family, Demeter, goddess of agriculture, and Hestia, the goddess of home and family.
Hades kidnapped his niece Persephone, who was the daughter of his brother Zeus and sister Demeter, and took her to the Underworld. There, he bound her by tricking her into eating pomegranate seeds, and she became his wife and queen of the Underworld. Hades's children are The Furies, Dionysus and Makaria. The Furies are three goddess sisters who represent the various types of vengeance: anger, grudging and avenging. Dionysus is the god of wine and ecstasy. Makaria is the goddess of death. Cronus and Rhea, Hades's parents, were among the primordial gods known as the Titans. They are the parents of the Olympian gods. Although Hades is the god of the Underworld, he is not the god of Death. Rather, he rules the realm where souls whose bodies have received a proper burial cross into. Without a proper burial, however, souls are not permitted to cross into Hades's Underworld.Learn More
There is no scientific evidence in the fossil record, or anywhere else, to prove that fairies exist. Scientists and specialists who have examined photographs, skeletons, wings and hair from supposed fairies concur that items presented as proof of the existence of fairies have been hoaxes.Full Answer >
Many old wives' tales exist that promise benefits of better health or to cure an ailment. In some cases, these tales are at least partially true. Common old wives' tales include those related to eyesight, joints and muscular health, and some claim to reduce doctor's visits and keep children free from disease.Full Answer >
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According to NASA, Aristotle argued that the Earth was the center of the solar system. Aristotle's argument was based on the fact that humans cannot feel the Earth moving, and the Earth's movement does not generate wind. Aristotle believed that if the Earth moved, there would be a parallax effect in the stars, and the Earth's movement would leave birds and clouds behind.Full Answer >