SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a new column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ upcoming MOBA.
Lore: Hades and his siblings, Zeus and Poseidon, challenged and defeated the Titans in the Titanomachy, a divine war. Hades, the eldest male child of Cronus and Rhea, titans in their own respect, became one of the original Olympian gods along with his siblings upon their victory. After ten years of war victory allowed the three males to divide realms of rule. Hades drew the underworld realm, home to the souls of the departed and all that dwell there, making him King of the Underworld.