movie: underworld



Hades, god of the Underworld

He sits on a throne of skulls

Judging the mortal souls

With a just, but cold hand

Hades, god of riches

Glittering gems in dirt

Make his cold eyes shine

With a warm, colorful light


Persephone, goddess of spring

She sits beside Hades

On a throne of gems and roses

She too judges the souls

Persephone, goddess of the underworld

She can be warm

But cross her, and she can be cold

Yet she cares still for life

In the cold Underworld


Thanatos, god of death

And the right hand of Hades

He knows to steal breath

And set the heart at ease


Hecate, goddess of witchcraft

And the left hand of Hades

She knows not to be daft

And knows when to please

Hecate, goddess of ghosts

Moaning, weeping spirits

She knows to host

The mourning of most

Dries their tears does she

Smiling with sorrowful glee


Charon, carrier of souls

And he knows the roles

They all played in life

Until they were met with strife

Hero or villain, matters not

Victor or victim, matters not

He simply delivers the lot


O, beautiful and violent

This Underworld seems to be

Yet, it only reflects

The world above, and we

Who seem so frightened

Of what death brings

And lo, we are enlightened

To be in the presence of immortal kings