Polydectes

Greek - A king of Seriphos. Son of Magnes by a nymph. Brother of Dictys. Dictys had rescued the infant Perseus and his mother Danae from the sea when they were cast afloat in a chest by Acrisius. Later, Polydectes wanted to marry Danae and Perseus undertook to bring him the head of Medusa for a wedding gift if he would marry Hippodamia instead. In the event, Danae rejected him with the result that he harried both her and Dictys. Perseus brought him the head as promised and displayed it before Polydectes who was then turned to stone. In some references, called Polydectes, Hades, Hades, Pluteus, Aides, Aidoneus, Ais, Clymenus, Euboleus, Eubouteous, Klymenos, Plouton, Pluto, Polydegmon, Pylartes, Stygeros, 'unseen', Zeus Katachthonios, Egyptian Serapis, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Islands Yamaraja, Persian Yima, Roman Aidoneus, Dis (Pater), Dives, Orcus, Poludectes, Poludectes, Polydectes, Polydectes, Polydectes or Polydectes.
Greek - A king of Sparta. Brother of Lycurgus. Also known as Polydectes, Hades, Hades, Pluteus, Aides, Aidoneus, Ais, Clymenus, Euboleus, Eubouteous, Klymenos, Plouton, Pluto, Polydegmon, Pylartes, Stygeros, 'unseen', Zeus Katachthonios, Egyptian Serapis, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Islands Yamaraja, Persian Yima, Roman Aidoneus, Dis (Pater), Dives, Orcus, Poludectes, Poludectes, Polydectes, Polydectes, Polydectes or Polydectes.
Greek - A name of Hades as 'he who receives many'. In some accounts, known as Polydectes, Hades, Hades, Pluteus, Aides, Aidoneus, Ais, Clymenus, Euboleus, Eubouteous, Klymenos, Plouton, Pluto, Polydegmon, Pylartes, Stygeros, 'unseen', Zeus Katachthonios, Egyptian Serapis, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Islands Yamaraja, Persian Yima, Roman Aidoneus, Dis (Pater), Dives, Orcus, Poludectes, Poludectes, Polydectes, Polydectes, Polydectes or Polydectes.
Greek - Son of Phineus and Cleopatra. Brother of Polydorus. In some versions these brothers are referred to as Crambis and Oryithus. In some references, identified as Polydectes, Hades, Hades, Pluteus, Aides, Aidoneus, Ais, Clymenus, Euboleus, Eubouteous, Klymenos, Plouton, Pluto, Polydegmon, Pylartes, Stygeros, 'unseen', Zeus Katachthonios, Egyptian Serapis, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Islands Yamaraja, Persian Yima, Roman Aidoneus, Dis (Pater), Dives, Orcus, Poludectes, Poludectes, Polydectes, Polydectes, Polydectes or Polydectes.

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