Welcome! This series of pages is about Orpheus from the video game Hades. I want to show appreciation for a character that I feel is underrated. :)

Orpheus is a legendary musician from Greek mythology. He is most famous for his failed attempt to bring his wife Eurydice out of the Underworld. The events of Hades are set an unknown amount of time after this.

Hades made Orpheus his court musician and Orpheus refused to sing for him. As punishment, Orpheus is serving a sentence in solitary confinement, and Zagreus, our main character, has to revoke his sentence. Orpheus's signature features are his unkempt mass of hair, the black makeup tracks on his face, and his general melancholy look.

Here is his Codex entry from the game.

'...No one sings a sweeter, sadder song than Orpheus, who, if I'm to understand correctly, is among the only mortals who once ventured down into the Underworld, and returned to tell the tale. He now resides among us permanently, ever mournful of what could have been. The Master seems to take some pity on him, though, or simply likes his songs; he serves as court musician in the House. I empathize with his desire for reunion with the shade of one he's loved and lost. But, sometimes, I fear that Orpheus seems to have lost more than his love. I pray that he shall find his muse eventually. For if he cannot... if someone who once had such fiery resolve could be brought so low, become so utterly resigned in death... what hope do any of us have? The consolation of eternity is knowing we all can resolve our problems, given enough time and effort. But the terror of it is knowing we cannot escape those problems, either.'