Altar Hakurei is The Elder brother Cancer Sage, both belong to the people of the continent of Lemuria. He and Cancer Sage led the first part of the Holy War XV Century.
Holy War XV Century
1496 AD: Hakurei was the Silver Saint of Altar survivor of the previous Holy War. His history has not been well explained. While he and the other saints were holding the Wraith just outside the sanctuary , Sage appeared and told Hakurei to get the enemy to the Temple of Athena , beyond the twelve houses. Altar agreed to it and had confidence in Sage. He led Hades to Athena's temple and so the match was on the steps of the Temple. Sage presumed that at that time he was Athena helping her find her cloth with which they could beat the Wraith and Hades .
However when everyone believed that the victory had come, the gods Hypnos and Thanatos appeared killing all the other saints. Hakurei and Sage survived only thanks to their powerful cosmos and the protection of their goddess. Athena chases Hypnos and Thanatos through The Way of The Gods and nothing was heard of her. She may have succeeded in trapping Hypnos and Thanatos, but we know for sure that she died due to the appearance of Sasha the Athena of the 18th century
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Lost Canvas (Manga)
Hakurei took part in the Holy War against Hades as Silver Saint and alongside his twin brother, Cancer Sage. During the conflict, many of their comrades were killed by Hypnos and Thanatos, which act at a distance. Of the despair and powerlessness that the two Saints felt was born a strong desire for revenge from them against the Twin Gods.
Once the war was won, Hakurei and Sage, the only survivors in the camp of Athena, began preparations for the inevitable next Holy War. Sage becomes the new Pope, despite the fact Hakurei is his elder brother, he wishes to remain in the shadows, and retired to Jamir.
ClothAltar ( Saidanza ) is a silver cloth that appears in the Encyclopedia Taizen. In the original series has an owner, but in Saint Seiya Lost Canvas possessor was Hakurei. Whoever will take the shadow of the Pope and deceive the enemy into believing that is the Pope.
- Hakurei means "white spirit". It is also the name of the Japanese turnip plant, which fits with the custom of the author Shiori Teshirogi using plant names for the characters that inhabit his creation Jamir.
- There is no explanation of why Hakurei has been able to reach such an advanced age.
- There are many parallels between Hakurei and Sage, and Dohko Libra and Aries Shion. Both pairs are the only survivors of the war with the participation of Hades. Despite having a close relationship (of blood in one case, and friendship in the other) from the end of the war living apart, one of each pair as Pope of the Sanctuary, and the other far away, in Jamir in the Hakurei case, and the Peak of the Five Elders in the case of Dohko.