The Japanese manga series Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Myth of Hades is written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi, a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by Japanese author Masami Kurumada. The manga tells the story of the previous Holy War, taking place in the 18th century, 250 years before the original series, in the Saint Seiya universe.
It was published by Akita Shoten in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from August 24, 2006 until April 7, 2011 and was collected in twenty-five tankōbon. The first volume was published on December 12, 2006 and the twenty-fifth and final on May 6, 2011. A short story comprised in 40 pages, or gaiden, titled "Yuzuriha Chronicles: The Emblem of Blood" (ユズリハ外伝 血墨の紋, Yuzuriha Gaiden: Chizumi no mon?) was published on October 16, 2009, in the issues 11 and 12 of Akita Shōten's Princess Gold magazine.
Additionally, the serialization of a new series of short stories titled Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - The Myth of Hades - Short Stories (聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話・外伝, Seinto Seiya: Za Rosuto Kyanbasu - Meiō Shinwa Gaiden?), focusing on the Gold Saints of the 18th century presented in The Lost Canvas, has started, with the first chapter published on May 19, 2011.