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« Reply #6: July 23, 2010, 10:30:08 pm »

I know that it might sound weird asking how to pray to Hades but am new to this and i want to make sure i do it right can anyone tell me what is the best way to pray to Hades.

He isn't really a god that was worshiped by mortals, and the ancients always used euphemisms for his name (like "King of the Underworld", or an alternative name like Pluto), because to invoke his name was to invoke death, which most people did not want to do.

However, if you want to worship him, that's your business. Typically, to address an underworld god, a person stands with their arms stretching down towards the ground, with palms also facing down. You could invoke him using his titles, like God of the Underworld, Host of Many, Receiver of the Dead, Giver of wealth. Offerings to him should be buried rather than burned, and if you offer him a libation, pour out the entire liquid (for heavenly deities you pour some for them and drink some yourself, but for cthonic deities you pour all the liquid out for them). I hope that helps.
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