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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