Pluto (Dis)

Pluto in Wikipedia

Pluto was the Roman god of the underworld, the counterpart of the Greek Hades. Pluto was god of the underworld Tertius ("third world") and its riches. The name is the Latinized form of Greek Πλούτων (Ploutōn), another name by which Hades was known in Greek mythology, possibly from the Greek word for wealth, πλοῦτος (ploutos). It is debatable whether in the Roman pantheon he was considered a son of Saturn, as Hades was of Cronus.[citation needed] If so, he would have been one of the children devoured by Saturn, along with Neptune. Jupiter was saved and hidden from Saturn by Rhea. Together, they represented earth, water, and air[citation needed] (not as elements, but as environments). After Saturn's defeat, the three brothers took control of the world, and divided it into three separate parts for each brother to rule. Jupiter took control of the skies, Neptune of the seas, and Pluto ruled the underworld...

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Pluto in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Πλουτώ). 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and one of the playmates of Persephone. (Hes. Th. 355; Hom. Hymn. in Cer. 422.) 2. A daughter of Cronos or Himantes, became by Zeus or Tmolus, the mother of Tantalus. (Schol. ad Eurip. Or. 5; Paus. 2.22.4; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. 3.41; Hyg. Fab. 155.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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