Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

PLUTO

Roman Underworld God

Also known as Dis

Picture of the Roman Underworld God Pluto from our Roman mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead

Something shady is going on. He is the Roman version of Hades, the Greek god of the dead. The son of Saturnus, he rules the gloomy roost with his part-time wife Proserpina. If you want to know more, consult the entry under Hades. ‘Dis’ is also annuder name for dat ole Pluto.

Nowadays he’s always in the picture and never misses a chance to get himself painted. Raphael, Carrache, Giordine, Walt Disney. Take your pick.

Note: We are happy to confirm that Pluto is a god. Not a planet.

Pluto Facts and Figures

Name: Pluto
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dis

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1486

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Article last revised on September 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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