Following the defeat of the Titans by the Jovian gods, Hades obtained the
kingdom of the underworld. One day, while he was riding through the field of battle, the goddess Aphrodite
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.
Dead souls were escorted to the shores of the River Styx by
Hermes, where they were received
by the boatman Charon, who rowed them across the River Styx to
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