Hades is definitely the bae. The guy just seemed to want to keep a hold on the offerings of the underworld, which were definitely the least ideal of the three kingdoms relegated to the brothers because of the associations with death. And I have read that his “wrath” was only brought forth when people tried to cheat death, which seems pretty fair to me.
Despite modern connotations of death as evil, Hades was actually more altruistically inclined in mythology. Hades was often portrayed as passive rather than evil; his role was often maintaining relative balance.
If we completely disregard the Rape of Persephone myth and the creepy kidnapping, as I have a tendency to do,
I am absolutely 100% Here For Hades.
(But here is where I’m like send help immediately, because on the one hand, the abduction of Persephone by Hades meant something different in those times; on the other, if we celebrate the relationship that came of it, now, are we perpetuating that method?
And there’s also the matter of placing a heterosexual relationship and Persephone “empowering” herself above a female/female relationship (Persephone and her mother) and labelling it as “oppressive.” Was this indeed the case, or do we just still have a tendency to demonise women and we’re interpreting it from our modern day and age, so this carries over?)