The Underworld is Hade's domain, it was his part of a deal he made with Zeus and Poseidon, his brothers. The entrance to the Underworld is in Las Vegas, more specifically it is on Valencia Boulevard in DOA Recording Studios. Outside the entrance of DOA Recording Studios is a sign that reads: "NO SOLICITING. NO LOITERING. NO LIVING." Once inside you are in the main lobby, it is a dull gray with elevator music playing in the backround. It is filled with people that appear slightly transparent. In the lobby there is a security guard podium.
"He was tall and elegant, with chocolate-color skin and bleached-blond hair shaved military style. He wore tortoiseshell shades and a silk Italian suit that matched his hair. A black rose was pinned to his lapel under a silver name tag." Charon, (not Chiron, if you call him that he'll get mad) is the guard and ferryman of the Underworld. His weakness is money, he wants more money to buy new Italian suits. He will then lead you to the next ferry where you will cross the River Styx. The River Styx is the river gods make promises on. Once you cross the River Styx you will feel unhappy, and like your life is pointless. This is because your good feelings are left in the river.
You might be wondering what happened if someone alive tried to get into the underworld. It's been tried, but only a few lucky souls have made it out alive. If you can either bribe or slip past Charon without him realizing your alive, once you get across the rivers you are faced with a bigger problem, Cerberus. The three headed guard dog of the Underworld that is not going to want to cuddle with you on the couch. If he senses you're alive, then he will probably rip you to shreads, and it's back to Charon you go. Like everything, Cerberus has a weakness, are you ready for this wicked awesome secret, lean closer, closer, ok here it is. Rubber balls, more specifically red ones from Waterland, Denver, Colorado.
Unless Cerberus attacks you, you can either go through judgement from the ghosts of famous people like Minos, Lincoln, and Washington, or you can chose the EZ Death lane. EZ Death leads you straight to Asphodel Fields. If you go through judgement you can either go to Fields of Elysium, Asphodel Fields, or be punished. You might be wondering what is the difference between Fields of Elysium and Asphodel Fields, well here are the two completely different descriptions.
Asphodel Fields- "Imagine standing in a wheat field in Kansas. Forever." (The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan)
Fields of Elysium- "Beyond the security gate were neighborhoods of beautiful houses from every time period in history, Roman villas and medieval castles and Victorian mansions. Silver and gold flowers bloomed on the lawns. the grass rippled rainbow colors. I could hear laughter and smell barbecue cooking." (The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan)
Now I think you know why most people want judgement and a chance to go to Elysium. Some people who did certain questionable things might want to go to Asphodel instead of risking the chance of going to the Fields of Punishment.
"To the left, spirits flanked by security ghouls were marched down a rocky path towards the Fields of Punishment, which glowed and smoked in the distance, a vast, cracked wasteland with rivers of lava and minefields and miles of barbed wire seperating the different torture areas. Even from far away, I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music. I could just make out a tiny hill, with the ant-sized figure of Sisyphus struggling to move his boulder to the top. And I saw worse tortures, too---things I don't want to describe." (The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan)
I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like a place I want to spend all eternity in.
"He was atleast ten feet tall, for one thing, and dressed in black silk robes and a crown of braided gold. His skin was albino white, his hair shoulder-length and jet black. He wasn't bulked up like Ares, but he radiated power." (The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan)
Hades, Lord of the Underworld. He may not be consider one of the Twelve Olympians, Hades is not one to reckon with. Everyone has flaws, his biggest flaw is holding grudges, and trust me, gods and goddesses don't forget much. Hades is usually cruel, and untrustful. Surprisingly, Hades didn't break a promise that both Zeus and Poseidon broke.
The throne room is modeled after Olympus, because he isn't allowed there except during the annual meetings.
"At first I thought the woman was a ghost. Her dress billowed around her like smoke. Her long dark hair floated and curled as if it were weightless. Her face was beautiful but deathly pale." The Demigod Files.
Persephone is a daughter of Demeter, and also the Queen of the Underworld. She was taken by Hades and tricked into eating six pomegranate seeds. Whoever eats food from the Underworld must stay there. Since she ate six seeds she was forced to spend half the year in the Underworld. Persephone became Hades wife, and has her own garden in the Underworld where she spends most of her time. She doesn't like any of the demi-god children of Hades, which is an epic two kids in Percy Jackson.