In the world of Hades 2, the realm of the Underworld presents some formidable figures. One of these is Melinoë, sister to Zagreus who was the protagonist of Hades (2020)

In this article we’ll answer the question of who is Melinoe and more. So if you want to know more about who the Hades 2 protagonist is and how her story unfolds in this coming game, you’ve come to the right place.

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Melinoe is the Princess of the Underworld and the daughter of Hades and Persephone in the game. She is depicted with a domineering appearance, with her spectral arm and heterochromatic eyes similar to her brother’s.

Additionally, she was first revealed in an official reveal trailer during The Game Awards back in December 2022.

Fans of the game were given a further glimpse into Hades 2 and Melinoe’s combat in an early access release trailer on May 6, 2024. 

Who is Melinoe? The princess of the underworld

Melinoe about to throw a punch. Who is Melinoe?
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After the events of the first Hades game, Chronos, the Titan of Time has escaped his prison in Tartarus and aims to destroy all of Olympus. It’s unveiled in the reveal trailer that Melinoe has been training with Hecate in preparation for facing Chronos. 

In a literal race against time to save Olympus, Melinoe must use her skills in witchcraft and the magic arts to save her loved ones and her home. 

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Compared to her brother, Melinoe is more determined and driven by her responsibilities to save Olympus. One can also deduce from the reveal trailer that Melinoe has a feisty demeanor and tough personality. She can keep calm during challenging situations and face them head-on. 

So, what do we know more about who is the Hades 2 protagonist in terms of Greek mythology?

Melinoe in Greek mythology

Melinoe and Hecate teaming up.
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Well, Melinoe is known to be a bringer of nightmares and madness. She is also originally known to be fathered by Zeus with Persephone. In the myths of Orpheus, Zeus tricked Persephone by disguising as Hades and mated with her. 

Similarly, in connection to her relationship with Hecate in Hades 2, it’s said that Melinoe has shown her power in the realm of the soul’s passage similar to the attributes of Hecate herself. 

Heavily associated with witchcraft, graves, and ghosts, it’s no wonder Melinoe has those abilities and has been training under Hecate to defeat Chronos for the Hades 2 game’s premise. 

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Furthermore, Melinoe is said to have a form of duality. While in Greek mythology, she brings both a light and dark side that represents Zeus and Hades, the upcoming game depicts her duality from Hades and Persephone. 

Certainly, players will get to know more of Melinoe upon playing the early access version of the game. From her magic spells to her weapons, she is a well-rounded fighter who brings a lot of excitement and versatility to Hades 2’s gameplay and narrative. 

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