The ancient Roman people referred to the name of Pluto for feared what attracts the attention of the deity, known as the judge of the death. Pluto was the god of wealth. Also, as the god of all the metals and riches that lies under the ground.

His name derived from the Latinised form of a Greek name Platon, which means wealth. Pluto is best known for his role as ruler of the underworld and the Greek counterpart “Hades”. When the Romans conquered Greece, the god Hades and Pluto were combined and replace as the god of wealth and agriculture.

The god Pluto lived in the palace of the underworld, far away from the other gods who lived on Mount Olympus. It was his role to train the souls, who inhabited on the domain of the underworld, who entered, destined to stay there for eternity. The entrance gates regarded by his three-headed dogs.

The brothers Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto charged with ruling the world after their powerful father Saturn died. Jupiter took the sky, Neptune became ruler of the sea, and Pluto has taken the key and power of the underworld. Pluto presided over the afterlife in the hell. Occasionally he emerged to earth for visit and meeting to the other gods.


Greek god Pluto

In greek and greek mythology Pluto also called Plouton, was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself, his Roman equivalent is Dis Pater.

Pluto was a stern ruler, but he was also the loving husband of Persephone. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god, who presides over the afterlife. Pluto and Hades differ in character, but they are not distinct figures.

In greek cosmogony, Pluto received the rule of the underworld. In a three-way division of sovereignty over the world, with his brother Zeus ruling the sky and his brother Poseidon sovereign over the sea. He is well known for the abduction of Persephone, who then became his wife, and the queen of his realm.

Plouton described in the Iliad as the god most hateful to mortals. Plato says that people prefer the name Plouton, “giver of wealth” because the name of Hades is fear-provoking. The name understood as referring to the boundless riches of the earth.


Pluto was originally a god of the land. It said that whoever meets him will be rewarded with wealth. The Augustan poet Vergil says that Pluto is the father of Allecto the Fury whom he hates.


Hades, the lord of the underworld, alongside Poseidon and Zeus are the trinity of the great Olympians. In ancient mythology, the name Pluto refers to god’s wealth.

Afterall the god of the underworld is also the guardian of all the world’s sources found under the soil like golds and silver, which made Hades the richest god of all. The names Hades means, the one who can not be seen, as he fought alongside the other Olympians gods against the Titans.

Hades always has quite dedicated to his work, and that is why the god of underworld bearly visited the surface of the earth although he has his seat in the council of the gods on Mount Olympus.


In one of his few visits of earth, Hades from the top of his chariot pulled by powerful black horses abducted Persephone, the goddess of spring. Hades took her to his underground palace, and the young goddess was the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, agriculture, and fertility.


Hades offered pomegranate seeds to his beloved lady Persephone, which produce an un-dissolvable bond with her new husband. Demeter was so angry for the loss of his daughter and threatened to make the land frozen forever. That was such a threat, so Hades agreed to share Persephone.

Persephone stays the half part of the year with the husband Hades, and return to her mother during the other part. When Persephone returned to the surface and reunited with her mother, but Demeter knew they could not celebrate yet.


Demeter asked a question to Persephone, and she was afraid of what that answer might be. Demeter asked whether Persephone had eaten any of the food from the underworld. If the answer is no, then, she could continue to live with Demeter and Zeus with happiness. But if Persephone had eaten food from the underworld, she would be bound to Hades forever.

Persephone’s heart sank as she realized she had tricked, now she had no choice but to spend a third of every year below the surface of the earth with her husband and captor. Later Persephone became the queen of the underworld, and together with her husband, the couple ruled the underworld.



The cyclopes presented hades with the Helm of Darkness. This artefact has the power of invisibility, and Hades uses his helmet for attacking the army of the enemies. After their victory, Hades and his brothers shared the world, and Hades took the underworld.

As the Roman god of the underworld, Hades often pictured with Cerberus a three-headed dog(hellbound) who guarded the underworld with him. Pluto was the god of the Roman underworld and the afterlife.


Pluto to the goddess Persephone, goddess of spring and was a son of the goddess Ops, the goddess of the earth.


  1. Abode: Underworld
  2. Symbol: Helmet, Horses, and Chariot.
  3. Greek equivalent: Hades.
  4. Pluto was the son of Cronus and Rhea.
  5. PLuto swallowed by his father Cronus and saved by his brother Zeus.
  6. Pluto kidnapped his wife Persephone, the daughter of Demeter to marry her.
  7. Pluto was famous for his wealth, owning all the gods and jewellery.
  8. Pluto is the owner of a helmet of invisibility.