By sundown tomorrow, I will be the one true God, and I will wipe away this world, you included. Then, you will see just how far my reach extends. You love these humans so much. You wear their clothes. You feel their petty, worthless emotions. If you want to live among them... then you shall die among them.
~ The Hidden One to Pandora
It almost impress me. The insatiable mortal desire to fight what you cannot possibly conquer. [...] Let me help you choose. I know well the value mortals place on love. Let me take yours... and turn it into pain. The man you love... is now, and shall be forevermore... a beast.
~ The Hidden One to Jenny, while turning Joe Corbin into Weadigo once again
Etu Ilu, better known as the Hidden One, is the main antagonist of the third season of Sleepy Hollow. He is a Sumerian God and is Pandora's master and consort. He is also the one who gave Pandora her box.

He is portrayed by Peter Mensah.


The Hidden One is the person that Jenny Mills saw when the Shard of Anubis was absorbed into her skin. He appeared in her dream and her skin starting glowing orange and her eyes turned white. He appears as a dark-skinned, bald man in a hood. It was discovered by Ichabod, Abbie, and Joe that he is in fact an Ancient Sumerian god.

He appears to be romantically involved with Pandora, whom he gave a special box said to contain all the evil in the world. However, it is revealed that he does not care Pandora at all, and all of his so-called "love" and "care" are all ruse and nothing more. Soon, the Hidden reveals his true nature, after braking free, of being ungrateful, selfish and horrid. He is thankless to Pandora for releasing him and tortures her sadistically, just like how Moloch treated Henry Parrish even after so many things were done for him. He also expresses digust at the notion of love and other human emotions, viewing them as a form of weakness. Pandora is clearly intimidated by him and knows very well that even in his weakened state, he is more powerful than she is.

The Hidden One aims to rule the Earth and it's implied that he might have attempted to do so in the past. In addition, while being semi-omnipotent, he admits that omnipotence is not the same as having wisdom.


Coming soon!


  • The Hidden One is the first god-like villain in the series since Moloch's death.
  • By defination, he is not a demon.



           Sleepy Hollow Villains

Demons | Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Headless Horseman's Head | Hidden One | Abraham Van Brunt | Henry Parrish | Malcolm Dreyfuss | Moloch | Pandora

Moloch's Servants & Horsemen
Ancitif | Andy Brooks | Conquest | Famine | Gina Lambert | Abraham Van Brunt | Henry Parrish | Lilith the Succubus | Order of the Blood Moon | Pied Piper | Serilda of Abaddon | Tree Monster

Abraham Van Brunt | Gunther

British Army
Abraham Van Brunt | Banastre Tarleton | Benedict Arnold

Hidden One's Servants
Pandora | Kindred

Dreyfuss Enterprises
Abraham Van Brunt | Logan MacDonald | Helen Donovan | Jobe | Henry Parrish | Malcolm Dreyfuss

Carmilla Pines | Evil Frank Irving | Golem | James Colby | Katrina Crane | Mary Wells | Orion | Ro'kenhronteys | Sheriff Leena Reyes | Solomon Kent | The Four Who Speak As One

Non-TV series
Brom Bones | Headless Horseman (Disney) | Headless Horseman (folklore) | Headless Horseman (1999) | Lady Van Tassel | Reverend Steenwyck