Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
God of the underworld. Brother of Zeus, when the world was divided in three, received the Underworld as his kingdom. His kingdom was entered by crossing the river Styx, ferried accross by Charon (pronounced Karon). Accross the river, the underworld was guarded by Cerebus, the three headed dog defeated by Herecles (or Hercules as the Romans refered to him).