Hades ruled the dead, assisted by others over whom he had complete
authority. The House of Hades was described as full of “guests,” though
he rarely left the Underworld. He cared little about what happened in
the Upperworld, as his primary attention was ensuring none of his
subjects ever left.
Those born to the King of the Gods are not to be trifled with, for they radiate strength and command. Electricity flares at the tips of their fingers, lightning running through their veins and setting their blood alight. They are the approaching storm, the bolt racing towards battle with a grin on their face and power in their hands.
Apollo was the god of music, and he is often depicted playing a golden lyre.
He was also known as the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the
god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the god of light;
and the god of truth.
Go now, Persephone, to your dark-robed mother, go, and feel kindly in your heart towards me: be not so exceedingly cast down; for I shall be no unfitting husband for you among the deathless gods, that am own brother to father Zeus. And while you are here, you shall rule all that lives and moves and shall have the greatest rights among the deathless gods: those who defraud you and do not appease your power with offerings, reverently performing rites and paying fit gifts, shall be punished for evermore.