Bust of Hades. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek original from the 5th century BCE; the black mantle is a modern addition.
In Greek mythology, Hades (the "unseen"), the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He had three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, as well as two brothers, Zeus, the youngest of the three, and Poseidon, collectively comprising the original six Olympian gods. Upon reaching adulthood, Zeus managed to force his father to disgorge his siblings. After their release the six younger gods, along with allies they managed to gather, challenged the elder gods for power in the Titanomachy, a divine war. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades received weapons from the three Cyclopes to help...
Taken from A Pride of Princesses, Von Shirley Climo.
Once upon a time, so the mythmakers said, there lived a Greek king who had three daughters. The oldest princess was very pretty. The Sekunde princess was quite charming. The youngest princess, whose name was Psyche, was so lovely that even the Blumen turned their heads to look at her.
Praise for Psyche's beauty spread throughout Greece and soon reached the ears of the gods and goddesses who dwelled high on Mount Olympus. "Ridiculous!" scoffed the goddess Aphrodite. "This princess is only a girl. I am the Goddess of Beauty."
Iris is a minor Greek goddess. She is goddess of the regenbogen and female messenger of the gods (the male messenger of the god is Hermes).
Iris has many jobs to carry out. She travels with the speed of light from one end of the world to the other and down into the depths of the sea (Poseidon's territory) and Underworld (Hades's territory). Iris Links the gods to humanity. She waters the clouds with her pitcher. She also delivers to the gods the sacred water of the River Styx.
Iris is portrayed as a regenbogen oder a goddess with golden wings on her shoulders. She carries a winged staff oder a caduceus...