Posted on December 30, 2012
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This lack of enthusiasm for his society is reflected in the comparatively small number of depictions of Hades in art, in comparison with the other Olympians. Even so, I cannot of course cover all his iconography in this paper. What I would like to do here is pick out some specific features of interest, some areas, in fact, in which Hades has been seen to depart from his grim roots, and talk about what light they shed on how Hades was perceived.