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09:08:27 PM Jul 16th 2010
Zeus wasn't really Lawful. He was king, but he was the most notorious adulterer in mythological history as well, and screwed with mortal politics, something Lawful gods probably wouldn't do. I'd peg him as Chaotic, mostly concerned with himself and his illegitimate offspring, and not really caring about anything else.
03:28:31 AM Jul 17th 2010
I think he's Neutral. He does care about his godly laws and alway keep his words (he ask Hermes to help Io since he can't directly involve). He just doesn't care about mortal laws.
01:31:25 PM May 31st 2010
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Wait, Hades is a Woobie? Since When?!

(Edit: Because I didn't see how the new system actually worked...)

The reason Hades is portrayed as less a jerkass than the other gods is because the Greeks were horrendously afraid of him. It's just like with the Erinyes/Eumenides or The Fair Folk: appease, appease, appease. The Olympians in general are treated more down-to-earth (jerk-like) in myths because the Greeks weren't nearly so theologically interested in their myths as Judaeo-Christians are; theirs was a votive religion. It's like how you can get away with teasing loved ones about their flaws, exaggerating as you want. Sure, Hades wasn't Satan, but he was definitely not a Woobie.
02:25:40 PM Jan 9th 2012
ause he lost a bet and ended up stuck ruling the gloomy Underworld.
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