Orcus was the god of the Underworld in Italic and Roman mythology, having a role similar to Hades. He was venerated by the Etruscan and Latin peoples of pre-Roman Italy as the lord of the Underworld and punisher of oathbreakers.
In Popular Culture
- Orcus appears in Kid Icarus: Of Myth and Monsters. In the game, his name is spelled Orcos, and he is a demon warlord that belongs to the Underworld rather than a god.
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