Solar System Myths and Lore

Stories About Pluto

Ruler of the Sky

Pluto or Hades (HEY deez) ruled the underworld. He stole Persephone (pur SEF uh nee), the daughter of Demeter (dih MEE tur), the grain goddess, to be his wife. This angered the goddess and crops withered and failed. Through a compromise, the daughter spent only four months with Hades and while she was gone no crops grew which corresponded to winter.

The Cap of Hades made anyone who wore it invisible. This cap and a polished shield helped Perseus (PUR see uhs) to slay Medusa (muh DOO suh), the evil Gorgon woman, who had snakes for hair and turned you into stone if you looked directly at her.

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