The Children of Kronos: Hades (page 71, with art)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Homer, Iliad 5.844-45

but Athene put on the cap of Hades, to the end that mighty Ares should not see her. Greek Text

ApB 1.2.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And the Cyclopes then gave Zeus thunder and lightning and a thunderbolt, and on Pluto they bestowed a helmet and on Poseidon a trident. Armed with these weapons the gods overcame the Titans, shut them up in Tartarus, and appointed the Hundred-handers their guards. Greek Text

Hesiod, Aspis (Shield of Herakles) 226-27

Upon the head of the hero lay the dread cap of Hades which had the awful gloom of nightGreek Text

London, British Museum B155: Chalkidian black-figure amphora with Athena, Perseus and Nymphai (named Neides)

British Museum

Drawing showing inscriptions, from Daremberg and Saglio, Dicionnaire des antiquités grecques et romaines (1896 ff.), vol. 4.1, p. 399

Classical Art Research Centre

Pherekydes 3F11 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 61-62, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

ApB 1.6.2 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And Hermes, wearing the helmet of Hades, slew Hippolytus in the fight, and Artemis slew Gration. Greek Text

Pindar, Olympian 9.33-35

nor did Hades keep his staff unmoved, with which he leads mortal bodies down to the hollow path of the dead. Greek Text

Aischylos, Hiketides (Suppliant Women) 228-31

For such an act, not even in Hades, after death, shall he escape arraignment for outrage. There also among the dead, so men tell, another Zeus holds a last judgment upon misdeeds. Greek Text

Aischylos, Eumenides 273-75

For Hades is mighty in holding mortals to account under the earth, and he observes all things and within his mind inscribes them. Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 3.278-79

Father Zeus, that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great, and thou Sun, that beholdest all things and hearest all things, and ye rivers and thou earth, and ye that in the world below take vengeance on men that are done with life, whosoever hath sworn a false oath. Greek Text

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, May 2018

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, August 2020

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