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Hades with Cerberus and his staff.

Hades' Staff was Hades' personal weapon before the The Sword of Hades was made. It is most likely made of Stygian Iron.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Demigod Files

The Demigod Files Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades

When Percy Jackson, Thalia Grace, and Nico di Angelo discuss the sword with Persephone in the Underworld, Nico tells her that Hades usually rides into battle with his staff.

The Last Olympian

After Percy bathes in the River Styx, Hades appears riding in a black-and-gold chariot with a small army of Spartoi. Percy defeats the army easily and jumps into Hades' chariot. Hades raises his staff and tries to blast Percy with a dark bolt of energy but Percy deflects the blast with Riptide. It is unknown what happened to it after that, but it is likely that he swapped it for his newly completed sword, as it is not seen during the Battle of Manhattan.


  • In some myths, the staff is described as a two-pronged fork also known as a bident. In others it is tipped with the image of a bird.
  • It is unknown if Hades still uses it due to the forging of the Sword of Hades.

See Also

Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Hades' Sword | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Reyna's Spear | Silver Bow | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knives | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex's Garrote Wire | Piper's Sword
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula's Caligae | Ran’s Net | Rune Stones | Nábrók
Spoils of War: Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers | Triptolemus's Almanac | Odysseus' Astrolabe
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | Thalia's Shield | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Letter of Recommendation
Ships Amos' Boat | Argo II | CSS Birmingham | Egyptian Queen | Julia Drusilla Yachts | Pax | Queen Anne's Revenge | Reed Boat | Naglfar
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel