Hades is an extradimensional realm, ruled by Hades Plouton. He cares for the dead with the aid of Persephone, Charon, Cerberus and Thanatos.

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It is separated into several realms, which can be accessed by portals (such as Doom's Doorway) or at the will of an Olympian:

  • Asphodel Meadows: A vast flowering field that souls find after crossing the River Styx and before meeting the Three Judges of the Dead. Thanatos, the personification of death, resides here.[1]
  • Cavern of Souls: a storage for women who were killed by the violence and ignorance of men. The well was emptied (save for one soul) to create the Amazons.
  • Elysian Fields: the domain of those fallen in glorious battle. Diana Rockwell, Antiope and Hippolyta resided in this realm after dying.
  • River Acheron: The river that flows straight through Hades.
  • River Phlegethon: The river that flows to the Tartarus.
  • River Lethe: River of Forgetfulness, ruled by the goddess Lethe.
  • River Styx: the border of all the realms; all who die must pay Charon for passage.
  • Tartarus: not officially a part of Hades, but still ruled by the God of the Dead. The proverbial Hell. Those who require punishment, such as the Titans and Ixion, were incarcerated there.

Residents

Notes

  • Hades is occasionally used as a family friendly term for Hell. Hades, however, is a realm for all the dead, including the good, innocent and heroic. Only Tartarus qualifies as Hell.


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