In mythology, Hades fell in love with Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, and abducted her to live with him. When Hermes discovered. Kids learn about the god Hades of Greek Mythology including his symbols, special powers, the Underworld, his dog Cerberus, Charon, wife Persephone, and. Hades: Hades, in Greek mythology, god of the underworld. Since nothing will sway him, he is rarely worshiped. After her death she was changed into a white poplar in Elysium. Hades also inspired so much fear, that he could drive humans insane just by his mere presence. Hades is one of the most powerful Greek gods, rivaled only by his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon. And from the earth spray the weak herb that bears her name. Even so for seven days he sat upon the bank, unkempt and fasting, anguish, grief and tears his nourishment, and cursed Erebus' cruelty. The god Hermes was believed to lead souls to the river Styx in the underworld, at which point the aged boatman Charon ferried them to the gates of Hades where Kerberos - the ferocious three-headed dog or fifty-headed according to Hesiod with serpents coming out of its body - stood guard to keep souls in rather than to keep others out. Hence we find that in ordinary life and in the mysteries the name Pluton became generally established, while the poets preferred the ancient name Aides or the form Pluteus. Mair Greek poet C3rd A. The first region of Hades comprises the Fields of Asphodel , described in Odyssey xi, where the shades of heroes wander despondently among lesser spirits, who twitter around them like bats. These last two heroes were, however, less fortunate than the others in that Hades imprisoned them in two thrones or tied to two rocks in other accounts and only Theseus would later escape from the underworld when Hercules released him.