Hades[Footnote 1] is the Greek god of the Underworld and Lord of the Dead. He first appears in Skin Game.


Hades is described as an imposing man of about seven feet tall, who wears a black suit and a crown of Mordite,[1] and shows austere and refined tastes.[2] He is known in the supernatural world as a collector of art and antiques.[3]


Hades owns a vault in the Capristi Building which allows access to his domain in the Underworld.(reference needed)

Hades is severe to the point of harshness but never past the point of necessity. While other Olympian gods[Footnote 2] often shirk their duties, Hades upholds his charge with fairness. While no longer receiving the amount of souls he once did, with the majority of new souls coming from those attempting to access his vault, he still continues to see to his duty.(reference needed)

While preferring to maintain a neutral role in the affairs of mortals,[2] Hades nevertheless cooperated with Mab and John Marcone to set up the necessary requirements for his vault to be accessed, which included entrusting Marcone's bank with his deposit and allowing information pertaining to the contents of his vault to be leaked to Nicodemus Archleone.[4]

In the seriesEdit

Skin GameEdit

Main article: Skin Game

In Skin Game, Hades is the god of the Underworld and is a collector of treasure, rare, valuable, and powerful items, which he stores in a series of heavily-guarded vaults. His magical collection includes the Holy Grail, coveted by Nicodemus Archleone, a wooden placard, a circlet of thorns, a folded cloth, a leaf-shaped knife with a wooden handle. He keeps the weapons in an armory away from incompetent individuals, only to be released to the right hands at the right time. He works along with Mab and Marcone to set up Nicodemus and grant Dresden with access to all the weapons.[4]

Hades also wishes Dresden good luck, apparently viewing him as a bit of a kindred spirit due to his role as the Warden of Demonreach, a role which bears notable similarities to Hades's own responsibilities over the Underworld.(reference needed)


  1. Hades - wikipedia
  2. Olympian Gods - wikipedia


  1. Skin Game, ch. 40
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skin Game, ch. 41
  3. Skin Game, ch. 6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Skin Game, ch. 51

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