by Lucinda Poulsen


This processed photograph was inspired by:

Greek God of the Dead and King of the Underworld


Hades and his two brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father and the Titans to end their reign, claiming rulership over the cosmos. They agreed to split their rule: Zeus becoming god of the skies, Poseidon god of the sea and Hades god of the underworld.

Though Hades supervised the dead assigned to his realm, he was not one of its judges. Three demi-gods served that purpose instead. Hades rarely left the underworld, his presence was not welcomed by men or by gods. He took pride in collecting “subjects” for his kingdom and was disinclined to let anyone leave.