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Hades

Hades was the god of the underworld. One day, while he was riding through the field of battle, the goddess Aphrodite had her companion Eros playfully shoot an arrow into the heart of Hades.

Struck by Eros arrow, Hades fell in love with the first young lady he saw, who happened to be Persephone. Hades promptly carried her off into the underworld to be his bride.

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Persephone

Persephone was the Greek goddess of the underworld and the wife of Hades. Hades fell in love with her at first sight. He decided to carry her off to his kingdom. Her mother Demeter wandered the world...more

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