Hades Olympian Pendant
The ancient ruler of the underworld, Hades (known as Pluto to the Romans) is depicted in a coin-style medallion. The front side shows Hades on his throne. The reverse side shows him with his consort Persephone.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbol of Hades: Helm of Invisibility
Attributes of Hades: Journeys, Rebirth
Dimensions: Approx. .8 inch (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Hades is the Greek god of the underworld. He presided over funeral rites and defended the right of the dead to due burial. He was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the last of his siblings to be regurgitated by his father. He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father's generation of gods, the Titans, and claimed the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the air, and Poseidon the sea, with the solid earth, the province of Gaia, available to all three concurrently.
Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus and associated with the Helm of Invisibility and the bident (a two-pronged implement similar to the pitchfork.) Hades, as the god of the dead, was a fearsome figure to those still living. But it helps to remember that while Hades embodied the inexorable finality of death, he was not an evil god. For although he could be stern, cruel, and unpitying, he was still just and he was not Death itself.
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