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Published: January 14, 2007
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Hades, Greek God of the Underworld, who presides over the shadowed realm of the dead with his abducted Queen, Persephone. Although a dark, inflexibly stern God, he is by no means evil, and maintains order in the shrouded lands that bear his name.

He is shown waiting for his beloved Queen's return from her time on Earth during the Spring and Summer months, holding a pomegranate, a reminder of their eternal bond.

Stock used as reference for Hades came from the amazing *justmeina
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Jester--Girl's avatar
Jester--Girl|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely. I really enjoy the whole meaning and emotion behind the picture.
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Thelunarwriter's avatar
I love Hades what a wonderful painting I believe you captured him well 
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Lady-Weavile-461|Hobbyist Photographer
Love this :D
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reve7747's avatar
I love Hades, one of the somewhat decent Greek gods. I think his feelings are conveyed clearly in this picture. ^^
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Greenham45's avatar
He don't get out much either seeing as Thantos is the one who kills you
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RiverGoddessWriter's avatar
Beautiful (: Can I use it for my altar?
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DreamsWhisper|Student Traditional Artist
I love the picture, you truly captured a lonely lovesick feeling to it, however you might want to look at his hand again, the thumb is either on the wrong side or is too thin
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Wynnifredd's avatar
Actually shug, if you look, that's his far arm, the near arm is under his cloak. She got it right.

and hey, who says he cain't go above during the summer and spring months, huh? ;)
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Rouan26's avatar
You captured his loneliness and deep love he has for her and well, love it!!!
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khaleesi-Cinsane's avatar
love it! It's so classic
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EuterpeMuse|Hobbyist Photographer
I kind of love Hades, and you depicted him beautifully
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TigerJojo's avatar
Neato~ Gotta feel bad for Hades ya know? Zeus and Poseidon gave him the crappy job of being God of the Underworld, its not a surprise that Hades has a large hate for his brothers.
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Ilda28399|Hobbyist General Artist
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pascal2010's avatar
poor hades.......:saddummy:
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reader22's avatar
thank you. I love a GOOD Hades, instead of a cruel/evil Hades
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Nsnelson1997's avatar
Hades is neither cruel nor good. He is the personification of death and the afterlife. Which is neither good nor evil.
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meliss4682|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this painting shows a more 'romantic' Hades. Yeah, I DID imagine him a little 'cruel' looking, but this photo completely changes my opinion, and now I prefer him much more. :) Thanks for showing me that side of him xD
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isabellafae's avatar
I love this, he looks sad and hopeful at the same time!
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SilentArtists's avatar
May I use this in a noncommercial video? I will give credit
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amandapuddin|Student Traditional Artist
I love your take on Hades.. This is lovely! :heart:
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Friend-of-Clouds|Hobbyist General Artist
I love his expression, he looks so sad.
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CoyoteTracks182's avatar
It's rare to see a depiction of Hades as who he really was to the ancient Greeks, and not some demonic reaper of souls.
Awesome work! =]
The story of Hades and Persephone is one of my favorites. XP
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Lucii-Zura's avatar
Lovely...shows him as compassionate and not an ugly evil monster as he is perceived to be....great job <3
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Selene344's avatar
love the folds in his clothes and such
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