- Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: Pluto was believed to be the God of Death and the Underworld
- Hewas the son of Saturn and Opis
- Hisbrothers were Jupiter and Neptune
- Hissisters were Vesta, Juno and Ceres
- Depiction / Description / Symbol: The cap of invisibility, a black chariot and black horses.
- Name of equivalent Greek God: Hades
- The name 'Hades' is also used to describe the Roman underworld
Festivals and Sacrifices to the Roman God Pluto
- Festivals of the Winter were associated with the festivals regarding the dead and the underworld when Pluto was particularly worshipped
Sacrifices to Pluto - During sacrifices to the Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld
Animal Sacrifices were made to him at the Roman Colosseum when a marble altar was set in the middle of the arena complete with a fire burning
At funeral ceremonies slaves or servants attended the funeral dressed as Pluto or Charon who were the gods of the dead.