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A Breakdown of All The Gods In Hades 2

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Hades was the breakout game of 2020 and now four years later we get our hands on Hades 2. Hades 2 takes place after the events of Hades and as expected of Supergiant Games continues on an intense and sprawling epic of Gods in the Greek Pantheon. If you haven’t played the first Hades watch out for spoilers in the upcoming article.

To recap, the first Hades game had us playing as Crown Prince Zagreus, son of Hades who’s Lord of the Underworld. He fights his way through his father’s realm to be reunited with his mother Persephone. (For more information about all the Gods in Hades 1 be sure to check out our previous article here). The game ends with Zagreus escaping the Underworld, closing the loop of that story. In Hades 2 you’ll be playing as Melinoë, Princess of Hell. Her father Hades has been captured by the Titan of Time – Chronos who has escaped his prison. No Chronos is fighting a way with the other Gods of Olympus and Melinoë is set to take him down.

Hades 2 has just launched in Early Access and if you’re having trouble keeping track of all the names of the Gods, or are just interested in their stories, then we have you covered.


Melinoë – Princess of the Underworld

Melinoë, Princess of the Underworld, is the daughter of Hades and Persephone and the younger sister of Zagreus.

She is a chthonic nymph and is known in Greek mythology as the Goddess of ghosts, restless spirits and nightmares. She is described as a stubborn and powerful witch who can wield both magic and weapons. Before the events of Hades 2, Melinoë’s family lived a happy life in the Underworld. That is until the titan Chronos broke free from his prison in Tartarus and took control of the Underworld.

Hecate rescued Melinoë and took her in as her student, training her to be strong enough to defeat Chronos. She is often quite hard on herself, constantly putting herself down for being too weak. The high standards she holds herself to give her more motivation to get stronger and successfully destroy Chronos, ending the war on Olympus and avenging her family.


Hecate – Witch of the Crossroads

Hecate is the Goddess of Witchcraft, Necromancy, Doorways, and Crossroads closely associated with the Moon. In Hades 2 she is a mentor to Melinoë and trains her for her battle with Chronos. Her signature weapon is a pair of Torches which is one of Hecate’s symbols in Greek mythology.

You can find Hecate behind the large Incantations cauldron in the first section of the Crossroads. 


Chronos – Titan of Time

Chronos is the Titan of Time, the father of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus and the main antagonist of Hades 2. Back in ancient times Chronos used to rule the earth but was overthrown by his three children and charges: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia, the founding Olympians. They cut him into innumerable pieces with his own scythe and scattered them throughout the darkest depths of Tartarus.

During the events of Hades, Zagreus weakened Chronos’ prison until he was able to take on corporeal form. Subsequently, Chronos then uses his ability to control time and imprison the majority of the House of Hades. Hades, after ensuring his daughter Melinoë’s safety, confronts his father, who explains that he seeks vengeance against the Gods for stealing his throne and killing him. But rather than freezing his son in time, Chronos imprisons him in Sisyphus’ chamber in Tartarus so that he can send his minions to torment Hades for his amusement. He then goes on to imprison the Fates somewhere in the Underworld.

Unbeknownst to Chronos, forces loyal to Hades have gathered under the banner of Hecate and plot to kill him once more.


Nemesis – Retribution Incarnate

Nemesis is the Goddess of Retribution and the daughter of Nyx. She is a brooding character whose jealousy over not being the one to take Melinoë’s place on her mission is abundantly clear. She is often cold, calculating, and somewhat rude. Unlike Melinoë, Nemesis is confident in her power and abilities to crush Chronos.

You can find Nemesis opposite Odysseus to the right of the Incantations Cauldron in the first section of the Crossroads.


Moros – Doom Incarnate

Moros is the personification of doom, bad luck, and inevitability. A grim and rustic incarnation, he is the son of Nyx and is seemingly the only one out of his kin to maintain some connection or priviness to the designs of his older sisters, The Fates, due to his use of a large needle-like sword as his signature weapon.

Moros is welcomed to the Crossroads early on in the game after Melinoë appeals to the Three Fates at the Incantations Cauldron. He comes bearing a gift in the form of the Fated List of Minor Prophecies. This serves as a mini-quest log where you are given tasks to fulfil in exchange for rewards. He becomes a permanent resident of The Crossroads.


Odysseus – Veteran Tactician

Odysseus is the former king of Ithaca who participated in the Trojan War and was the mastermind behind the Trojan Horse which ended the war in favor of the Greeks. After the war, he departed Troy to return to Ithaca but his journey lasted ten years and during the voyage, he and his crew faced countless perils. He eventually returned to Ithaca and reclaimed his throne from the usurpers. He died years later at the hands of his son by the sorceress Circe, Telegonos, when the latter visited Ithaca.

In Hades 2, he is a Veteran Tactician located in the Crossroads. Speak to Odysseus to get advice on certain bosses or foes you are struggling against. Odysseus claims to have fought them all before and will identify the best way to take them down.


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