Hades, god of the underworld, the dead and wealth. He was the oldest male child born of Cronus and Rhea.
Hades got the authority over the underworld when he and his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Tians and divided rulership of the universe. The Greeks associated Hades with death and therefore feared him above all gods. He strictly forbade his subjects to leave his domain and would become quite enraged when anyone tried to leave.
Hades was married to Persephone, whom he stole and made queen of the underworld. See our colorway, Demeter's Struggle, for the story of Persephone's kidnapping.
Hades is a variegated yarn of black, brown and gold.
Available in the following yarn bases. For a listing of all yarn bases click here. Yarn Bases
Care of your hand knit garments
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.