Aidoneus


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Aidoneus

epithet of Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 14]
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Demeter challenges Zeus, resists him, and triumphs--but only partially, due to the deceit of Aidoneus.
Aidoneus, the god of the underworld, is the personification of death, and Persephone's union with him, even if expressed in terms of a wedding, means at least symbolic death.
And he (Zeus) came into the bed of bountiful Demeter, who gave birth to white-armed Persephone, whom Aidoneus abducted from her mother; but all-wise Zeus gave (her).