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    who drew for his share the underworld and the rule over.....

    HADES (PLUTO)
    He was the third brother among the Olympians, who drew for his share the underworld and the rule over the dead. He was also called Pluto, the God of Wealth, of the precious metals hidden in the earth The Romans as well as the Greeks called him by this name, but often they translated it into Dis, the Latin word for rich. He had a far-famed cap or helmet which made whoever wore it invisible. It was rare that he left his dark realm to visit Olympus or the earth, nor was he urged to do so. He was not a welcome visitor. He was unpitying, inexorable, but just; a terrible, not an evil god.
    Source: Mythology The Gods, 18th paragraph

    Hello,
    I know the meanings of each word but I can't understand the blue part as a whole.
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me? The word "drew" confuses a lot too.
    This is my paraphrase: He owned or pulled towards himself the underworld because he wanted to reign over it and rule over the ones dead.

    Many thanks
    Last edited by sb70012; 10-Nov-2013 at 09:25.

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    Re: who drew for his share the underworld and the rule over.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Source: Mythology The Gods, 18th paragraph

    Hello,
    I know the meanings of each word but I can't understand the blue part as a whole.
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me? The word "drew" confuses a lot too.
    This is my paraphrase: He owned or pulled towards himself the underworld because he wanted to reign over it and rule over the ones dead.

    Many thanks
    When the gods drew lots for territory, Pluto won the underworld. Zeus won the sky and Poseidon won the sea.

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    Re: who drew for his share the underworld and the rule over.....

    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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