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Hades is both the name of the underworld and the Greek god who ruled it.
  Greek mythology:  the god of the underworld (land of the dead); brother of Zeus and Poseidon
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  • Hades is both the name of the underworld and the Greek god who ruled it.
  • Hades himself rode a black-and-gold chariot pulled by nightmare horses, their eyes and manes smoldering with fire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Hades will have your soul!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Is it Nicholas, son of Hades?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • It’s all Hades.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Her golden hair had always been her most reassuring physical vanity, but having passed through Hades like the rest of her body, it had grown out scruffy, dull and fatigued-looking.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • After battling through the underground temple of Hades, the last thing Jason wanted was to deal with more evil spirits.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Constantine slept in an old-fashioned white nightgown up to her chin and down to her toes even though it’d be hot as Hades.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The "Big Three" gods-Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades-had made a pact after World War II not to have any more children with mortals.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, the eldest brothers among the gods—they’re called the Big Three.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • Nico is a son of Hades.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • From: DeathWish To: Hades 1991 This town blows.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Hot as Hades.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • [1] Pluto appears here not as Hades, the god of the lower world, but in his character as the giver of wealth.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • She said this the same way she might say Fields of Punishment or Hades’s gym shorts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Unfortunately, they are still in Hades, I believe, according to your creed, and cannot help you much in your present trouble.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • This was beyond the seventh circle of Hades; even worse was realizing that Edward had known this was coming.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • "Anyhow," the harpooner said, "I’m as hungry as all Hades, and dinner or breakfast, not one puny meal has arrived!"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • By Hades, I will not have any client of mine gagged and badgered in this fashion by a pack of curs and laughing hyenas.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • From Siduri, Gilgamesh received instruction how to cross the waters of death, much as Odysseus had directions from Circe for the way to Hades, across the ’river of Ocean’.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • It was like the golden branch that gained Aeneas and the Sibyl admittance into Hades.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • And as in every good early religion, they had an explanation for natural phenomena, from the change of seasons (Demeter and Persephone and Hades) to why the nightingale sounds the way it does (Philomena and Tereus).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Dressed in black trousers and shirts, the pirates brought with them a malodorous breeze of gunpowder and oil and sweat, as though they’d just burst out through the gates of Hades.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The thought came gently and stealthily, and it seemed long before it attained full appreciation; but just as my spirit came at length properly to feel and entertain it, the figures of the judges vanished, as if magically, from before me; the tall candles sank into nothingness; their flames went out utterly; the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • It is monstrous—as if you had had a vision of Hades in your childhood, like the boy in the legend.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Why, that damn radiator is hot as—it’s hot as—it’s hotter ’n the hinges of Hades!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Egdon was her Hades, and since coming there she had imbibed much of what was dark in its tone, though inwardly and eternally unreconciled thereto.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The name of the place, where all men remain till the Resurrection, that were either buryed, or swallowed up of the Earth, is usually called in Scripture, by words that signifie Under Ground; which the Latines read generally Infernus, and Inferni, and the Greeks Hades; that is to say, a place where men cannot see; and containeth as well the Grave, as any other deeper place.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • If any ask after me, tell them to seek me in Hades.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • In three steps he could them and send them both to Hades.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • It was pouring down like Niagara Falls, and the wind howled like a pack of dogs out of Hades.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Why, tell me now, thou Son of Hades, If that prevents, how cam’st thou in to me?
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • But the son of Hades couldn’t hear him.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • You, gunslinger, are the Hanged Man, plodding ever onward toward your goal over all the pits of Hades.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I am sure now grief is a ghost-only a ghost in Hades, where ungrateful Odysseus is going-waiting on him.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "I wouldn’t be used to this heat if I were from Hades," I’d joke.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Many ladies wanted to do something militant and had formed a Home Defense Guard, "Ladies from Hades."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Visions of the Hades of the ancients, believed to be in the centre of the earth, floated through my imagination.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • No, "home" is the other direction, in a protected south valley, not here in a frigid north valley Hades hole.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • He had, as I hoped, relaxed the tiniest bit, evidently expecting that I would go on with mock play, tips of Hades alone, while I was reciting.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The sound was a roar as big as the world; it was the sound of a waterfall as wide as an ocean, falling into an endless void as deep as Hades itself.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • She stood fearfully at the extreme edge of a stupendous cliff, where it sheered dark and forbidding, down and down, into what seemed red and boundless depths of Hades.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The children of Hades (Pluto—whichever) rarely had happy lives.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Under those markers were hand-painted signs like BERKELEY 5 MILES; NEW ROME I MILE; OLD ROME 7280 MILES; HADES 2310 MILES (pointing straight down); RENO 208 MILES, and CERTAIN DEATH: YOU ARE HERE!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Indeed it fell to me to abide forever in the grey sea water; Hades received the dark mist at the worlds-end, and Zeus the open heaven of air and cloud.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • That’s none of your business, Mike," I warned, internally cursing Jessica straight to the fiery pits of Hades.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • For you’ll sit right down at that table and draw up a document, promising never to bother Jabez Stone nor his heirs or assigns nor any other New Hampshire man till doomsday! For any hades we want to raise in this state, we can raise ourselves, without assistance from strangers.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • They’re Hades’ torturers, right?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He had dark silky hair, pale skin, and dark clothes——my friend Nico di Angelo, the son of Hades.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Percy had met the wife of Hades once.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
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