The Shield of Hades is an object needed along with the Shield of Zeus to grant Kratos further passage into Pandora's Temple. The shield is obtained by climbing down a rope into a large pit. In this pit, there are many warriors fighting with the minions of Hades and Ares. After climbing down and obtaining the shield, Kratos must fight many Undead Legionnaires as a large spiked wall comes towards him.
When the enemies are defeated the wall will return to its original position and Kratos can escape the way he came with the Shield of Hades. The Shield itself appears as a large blue shield that has an engraving of the god Hades during the Titanomachy. When put upon a doorway alongside the Shield of Zeus, it unlocks a passage deeper into the Challenge of Atlas.