Hades has divine authority and absolute control over the deceased.

Necromancy is the ability to control the dead.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Titan's Curse

Bianca di Angelo uses this ability to destroy a skeleton warrior.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Nico di Angelo uses this ability to summon his deceased sister. He later uses it again to release Daedalus into the after life.

The Last Olympian

Hades summons deceased warriors to fight Percy Jackson.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Son of Neptune

Shades of fallen legionnaires fight for Alcyoneus at the Camp Jupiter replica in Alaska.

The House of Hades

Nico summons the dead to help him subdue Cupid. He later summons dead legionnaires at the Necromantium.

The Blood of Olympus

Nico uses the scepter to summon souls to fight off the souls of Pompeii. Later, Bryce Lawrence uses necromancy to summon British soldiers in Buford, though Nico ends up killing Bryce by turning the latter into a ghost, in a particularly powerful and fearsome display of necromancy powers.


  • Summon and banish the dead.
  • Destroy Skeleton Warriors.
  • Communicate telepathically with ghosts.
  • Release souls.
  • Turn people into ghosts.
  • Sense death.
  • Physically touch ghosts.
  • Osteokinesis: Summon and control the remains of the deceased.

Known Users

Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Weapons
Other Skills: Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving