Fast Facts About the Olympians > Hades
Name: Greek - Aides, Aidoneus, Hades, Ploutôn, Theôn Khthonios; Roman - Dis, Orcus, Pluto(n), Tartarus.
Parents: Cronus and Rhea
Foster Parents: Nymphs in Crete. Nursed by Amalthea
Siblings: Hestia, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus. Zeus was the youngest sibling and also the oldest -- since he was alive before the regurgitation of the gods by Papa Cronus.
Mates: Persephone, Minthe, Leuce
Children: Usually Hades is described as infertile. Sometimes, he is credited with fathering the Furies.
Role of Hades
Hades rules the Underworld and the ghosts of the dead, he provides the minerals in the earth, and is the god most hated by mankind.
Canonical Olympian? No. Hades, while one of the principal gods, had his throne in the Underworld, and not on Mt. Olympus.