This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of the games and sharing news about them. She asked Kratos to stop angering them by pillaging their cities with his Spartan Army. It was Athena who stopped Ares from killing their half-brother during the raid. But in God of War III, her motives somewhat changed. His death infuriated Thor, but the Thunder God did not appear in the game. Carole Ruggier (God of War, God of War II & God of War (2018))Erin Torpey (God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta & God of War III) In other cultures, war and violence formed integral parts of their creation myths, such as the Aztecs and the Sumerians. Athena insisted again that Kratos return the power of Hope to her, in order to restore the world and rule it as the new Queen of Olympus. Enraged by that revelation, Kratos destroyed the Statue which Athena had used to communicate with him. Furthermore, according to Erin Torpey, Athena's voice actress for God of War III, she considered Athena as "Trying to do some good to the world, but ultimately wants to take it over," which further lent to the possibility that she was not as benevolent as she presented herself to be. However, Kratos ignored the warning, destroyed the statue, continued on his quest to the Sisters of Fate, and soon defeated them. We see very clearly that he hates himself and feels nothing but disgust for his past. Of all the Gods on Mount Olympus in the God of War series, Athena was arguably the least selfish and was in fact, very noble, as was displayed not only by her deep love for her people and her horror of Ares' siege on Athens, but also her deep concern and love for the rest of humanity; as shown in God of War III, she stated that she intended to "liberate" mankind with the power of Hope. Who: Poseidon; Note: Is beaten to death with Kratos' bare hands as the Titans scale Mount Olympus, and his death causes the oceans to flood the world. During Kratos’ journey through the Island of Creation, he came upon the Garden of the Gods, where a golden statue of Athena warned him not to listen to Gaia or the Titans (this warning would later prove to be justified during the events of God of War III). Kratos at this point however now resented her and was unfazed at her illusion and coldly told her he may be a monster but he was no longer her monster. In the middle stages of God of War III, after Gaia betrayed Kratos, Athena took her place back as the Deuteragonist, aiding Kratos in ways she was able to; but she ultimately becomes the tertiary antagonist of the game, manipulating Kratos to grant her the power of Hope. Ares started his plans to overthrow Olympus, something that he abandoned for a while after the death of The Furies. She was favored by Zeus among the rest of his children, which ignited the jealousy of her brother, Ares. As the Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena was one of the most powerful gods on Olympus; with a large variety of abilities, she was just as powerful (if not more powerful) as Ares, her rival. After the two debated on whether or not Kratos should abandon this quest, soldiers of Triton attacked the ship. She had a cameo appearance as an illusion in God of War (2018), where she goads Kratos about his past. After Kratos (reluctantly) defeated Callisto in battle, he proclaimed to Athena that the Gods had lied to him about his brother. She soon revealed Zeus' relation to Kratos (by extension herself as well), which shocked him as she tried to tell him to abandon his goal of vengeance. Kratos asked Athena why she would sacrifice herself. At first, Kratos believed that it was Athena’s act of defiance against him, until it was actually revealed to be the King of the Gods himself – Zeus. Athena always was the most caring God to Kratos. The warnings of Athena did not move Kratos, and he continued his path of vengeance until he faced Zeus once again. With her death, both the original God and Goddess of War died. For this reason, Athena and the other Gods sought to empower Kratos to save Athens and put an end to Ares' rampage once and for all. God of War III . It was noted that before his attack on her city, she had no intentions of having him killed. Note: Athena is dying in Kratos' arms after he accidentally impales her. However, she did not show any of that evil in God Of War II while she was alive, indicating she was resisting it with all she had until her death. Known as both the Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena is depicted as a noble goddess in most of the God of War games. Enough, Kratos! Gender Birthplace Athena (also pronounced Athene), also referred to as Pallas Athena (Παλλάς Αθηνά; pronounced /ˈpæləs/), was the Goddess of Civilization, Wisdom, War, Strategy, Craft, Justice, and Skill in Greek Mythology. At the end of God of War 3 we were left with a final cutscene that showed a pool of blood with a trail leading from it as if something/someone had been dragged through it, or from it. Behind the Scenes Taking the Blade of Olympus, Kratos stabbed Zeus with it repeatedly until Athena intervened. She also granted him the Blades of Athena to replace the Blades of Chaos that were given to (and taken away from) him by Ares. She promotes him to the position of God of War. Unfortunately, Kratos was a far more ruthless God of War than Ares ever was. Zeus (father) †Metis (mother) †Gaia (great-grandmother) †Ouranos (great-grandfather)†Cronos (paternal grandfather)†Rhea (paternal grandmother)Oceanus (maternal grandfather)†Tethys (maternal grandmother)Gyges (great-uncle) †Aegaeon (great-uncle) †Cottus (great-uncle)†Megaera (great-aunt)†Tisiphone (great-aunt)†Alecto (great-aunt)†Hyperion (great-uncle)†Oceanus (great-uncle)†Aphrodite (great-aunt/sister-in-law)Hestia (aunt)Demeter (aunt)Hera (step-mother/aunt) †Hades (uncle) †Poseidon (uncle) †Kratos (half-brother)Deimos (half-brother) †Hercules (half-brother) †Ares (half-brother) †Apollo (half-brother)Artemis (half-sister)Hermes (half-brother) †Persephone (half-sister)†Perseus (half-brother)†Minos (half-brother)†Hephaestus (half-brother)†Triton (cousin)Pegasus (cousin)Theseus (cousin) †Faye (half-sister in law) †Atreus (half-nephew)Lysandra (half-sister in law) †Calliope (half-niece) † He eventually repaid her by thwarting her plans by committing suicide and released the power that she craved the most: Hope. But even when on a mission for Olympus, they argued. Kratos ignores his sister's declarations by acknowledging while he may still be a monster, he is not her monster anymore and simply walks through her body, causing her to dissipate. He was doubtful about her desire to help him, but later agreed to let her lead him to the flame. Athena wasn't heard of in many years and her whereabouts were unknown for a long time.[1]. But, after Athena revealed her true intentions, he felt betrayed once more, which lead to an argument. They returned from the dead and were ready to fight Kratos and kill him in anger and vengeance, but Kratos defeated them. However, Athena tries to stop Kratos from fighting Zeus in order to save Olympus. The Gods had not abandoned Kratos at all. Later, Zeus attempted to kill Athena again by swallowing her, but she irritated him from within so badly that he called for, The color that seems to represent Athena most is, Concept Art was made for Athena to appear in. god of war athena death In this case, the character of Hera is somewhat accurate because she shows jealousy towards Zeus's offspring and is the Goddess of Marriage. Before she left, she gave one last look to the young Kratos and asked for forgiveness. She also revealed that Kratos was the child of Zeus, who was compelled to destroy his father just as Zeus had done to Cronos. Athena also informed Kratos about Pandora's Box, which he would find once he had reached the Flame. https://twitter.com/corybarlog/status/763394370800189441, https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Athena?oldid=118056. A horrified Athena exclaimed that mankind would not know what to do with such power, before she expressed her disappointment in Kratos. Kratos acknowledges her presence in a slightly startled reaction and then demands her to leave. His older brother, Kratos, tried to stop them, but was easily swatted aside by the God of War. Olympus (formely; in physical form) After gaining no response to his proclamations, Athena finally answered, tried to warn Kratos, attempted to dissuade him, and begged for forgiveness. Athena replied that Zeus must live so that Olympus could prevail. During all that time, however, Kratos had that power buried underneath all his anger, sorrow, and guilt, and thus shielded it from everyone, including himself. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. That set in motion the prophecy, as they unknowingly picked the wrong Spartan youth; it was Kratos who would destroy Olympus, not Deimos. Shunned by his fellow Gods, and angry toward them for not ridding him of his nightmares (and the suffering his mother and brother went through), he turned to his Spartan Army. Kratos disbelieved Athena, turned his back on her, and went to the island of Rhodes where his Spartan army had lain siege. The result of Athena's death was the loss of wisdom for all people. After the death of Ares, she revealed that Kratos was forgiven of his sins, but the Gods never agreed to relieve him of his nightmares; no Mortal or God could ever forget the terrible things that he had done. Athena Later on in God of War III, when confronted by the Astral Form of Athena, Kratos defended his actions stating that the Blade of Olympus was meant for Zeus. Olympus She stated that Zeus' death was necessary if humanity was ever to be freed, and would aid Kratos throughout his quest. Location It was unknown what she ultimately had in mind, but it seemed that she wished the destruction of the Olympians so that she could rebuild the world and rule mankind as its sole all-powerful God. Kratos later encountered her again, and was told by the Goddess that it was the dead that he must fear. Misc. Kratos, still holding a grudge against her, demands that she gets out of his head, and she vanishes. It was shown that something changed Athena. Sickened by that very fact and more vengeful than ever, Kratos claimed that he had no father and left Athena to die in a spectacular burst of green light. After Kratos had left for Olympus, Athena begged for his forgiveness and even went so far as to silently acknowledge him as her brother. In God of War, Athena while appearing in front of Kratos as an illusion retained her greed and anger towards Kratos continuously goading him about his terrible past. That stemmed from their first meeting during the Raid on Sparta. Kratos then proclaimed that if all the Gods deny him his vengeance then they will all deserve death. Confused at first, Athena then realized that when Kratos opened the box to defeat Ares, it unleashed all the evils that Zeus had captured and infected the Gods. Athena died by taking the strike meant for Zeus and the King of the Gods took that opportunity to flee while he showed no emotion for his beloved daughter despite favoring her, but it could be that he had already been corrupted by the evils of Pandora's Box by that point, and his fear of Kratos may have overshadowed any grief for his daughter, however he did show some remorse for her death later on in the series. Athena aiding Kratos in Astral Form in God of War III. In his psyche, Kratos came face to face with his past sins, one of which was forgiving himself for killing Athena, which showed that he was deeply tormented for killing one of the few people (besides his family) who stood by his side no matter what. She was favored by Zeus among the rest of his children, which ignited the jealousy of her brother, Ares. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honor (Athena Parthenos). Athena gave Kratos the throne of Ares and the title of God of War. She was seen as a neutral character in God of War II, and her place as Deuteragonist was taken by Orkos in God of War: Ascension, by Gaia in God of War II, and by Atreus in God of War (2018). For some reason, she desired the death of Zeus and motivated Kratos's quest for vengeance. Kratos then grinned before he died. During Kratos' journey to the Sisters of Fate, she communicated with him and tried to stop him, but her warnings were ignored by him. God of War won Game of the Year 2018. Goddess of War, Civilization, Wisdom, Strategy, Craft, Justice, and Skill. Goddess of War, Civilization, Wisdom, Strategy, Craft, Justice, and Skill. She soon explained to Kratos that there were more important things besides seeking revenge and that Zeus did what he had to in order to protect Olympus: The King of the Gods did in fact fear Kratos. Since Zeus had forbidden the Gods from battling each other directly, Ares thought that nothing could stop him. Athena never revealed herself to her father, possibly so he would not attempt to stop her or inform Kratos of her questionable intentions. Kratos agrees, but counters that he is no longer her monster. Did you see a body? Kratos, on the other hand, was shown to be grieving over the lost of his dying ally (later revealed to be his sister) and asked her the reason for her sacrifice to which she revealed that it was to protect the world. In-Game Information Brought to a higher existence; UnknownAlive (Astral form and Soul)Deceased (Physical body) However, Athena saved Kratos from falling to his death. Female She also claimed to have had a message for humanity. Stabbed through the chest with a …

But this isn't The Call of Cthulhu; it's Sparta and, evidently, even the God of Death can die at Kratos' hands. After the death of both Deimos and Thanatos, Athena came out of a Portal, she told him that his ties to the Mortal World were severed and that he was ready to be a God. Athena even went as far to protect Zeus from being killed by Kratos, though whether she did that to protect the world or out of genuine lov… Then, after Athena removed the Blade of Olympus from his chest, she vanished, and left Kratos in a puddle of blood. Voiced by After he fell from Gaia's back during the Attack on Mount Olympus, Kratos wound up in the River Styx that led him into the Underworld. Kratos simply shrugged off her warnings however, and moved on. After Kratos succeeded in killing Zeus, Athena stated that it was time that mankind heard her message and insisted that Kratos give the powers of the Box back to her. She also was seen loving her family - particularly her father, Zeus, deeply, and even sacrificed her own life to save him, although it is possible that she only did so to save the world, as the death of Zeus would have meant the death of Olympus, and thus the destruction of the entire world. Athena's relationship with her brother, Ares, was quite complex. With all hope lost, Kratos felt abandoned and flung himself from the Suicide Bluffs that overlooked the Aegean Sea and believed that death was his only escape from his madness. Current status Athena had no choice but to give the now Lady Death the horrible memories of her father as part of a plan set by the Gods, which haunted her every single night. Aside from her father Zeus, there were other Olympians who also held Athena in high regard. However, as she was associated with wisdom, but was not the source of it, it was considered an abstract concept; it did not imply Mortals suddenly becoming unwise or foolish because of her demise. –Athena warning Kratos about the incoming wrath of the Gods. Athena even went as far to protect Zeus from being killed by Kratos, though whether she did that to protect the world or out of genuine love for her father was unknown. God of War Lore: Athena, Goddess of Wisdom. It was widely assumed that Athena was infected with the evil of Greed, although it was not noticeable until after her death. Out of utter hatred and jealousy towards Athena, Ares summoned monsters from the Underworld and used them to attack the city of Athens. The death of Olympus means the death of us all! God of War is a third person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. After the events of God of War, Kratos set out on a journey to find his mother, Callisto, an act which Athena tried to prevent. Angered by her interference, Kratos pushed her aside and struck at the fleeing Zeus. She claimed to see things where she didn't see before and believed that Mankind would suffer as long as Zeus lived. She was the virgin patron of Athens. But despite Athena's pleas for Kratos to stop his ambition, he ignored her words and went on to state how he would destroy all of the Gods who stood in his way and watched calmly as Athena died. It was possible that she was affected by the evil, Greed, when Kratos opened Pandora's Box, which changed her motives to personal gain. After her death, Zeus tensely remarked on how she died because of Kratos' revenge. Athena threw herself in front of Zeus before he could be stabbed, and fell by Kratos’ hand. He then walks through Athena's image, while she disappears. Instead of drawing on the evil powers within the box as she had once thought, Kratos had in fact acquired the power of Hope, the power that Athena herself had sealed in the box, should it ever be opened again. In fact, she appears in the original God of War as Kratos' guide and co-conspirator in killing Ares. Noticing the strange birth marks on Deimos, they invaded Sparta and captured the boy. Before Ares could kill Kratos, Athena intervened and told him they already had what they came for. God (Formerly) Astral Form Family Member/s Athena even cared greatly for Kratos: she elevated him as a God, shielded him from Olympus' wrath, guided him on his quest, and remained his closest ally in all of the games. In his 10 years of servitude to the Gods, it was mostly Athena who told Kratos which task was asked of him. In return, Kratos was shown to care about Athena to a degree, since he was saddened by the fact that he stabbed her when he tried to kill Zeus, in direct contrast to Zeus who showed no emotion over her death, despite favoring Athena and fleeing afterwards. Zeus favored Athena, Ares felt betrayed, and, as he became estranged from Olympus, grew jealous of her. For a while, they seemed to be able to work together as both of them were deployed by Zeus to retrieve Deimos. Kratos then realized that she was there when his brother was kidnapped years ago as she stated that there were reasons for it. Appears in Due to her words, she actually signed the death warrant of her fellow Gods. Athena was very devoted to protecting Olympus and her father, Zeus. Athena appears silently before Kratos as he travels home to retrieve the Blades of Chaos. Saddened by what he had done. When a skeptical Kratos inquired as to her sudden change in heart, Athena explained that her death had brought about a change in her, an ascension to a level beyond that of the Gods, and how she understood more in that form than she did in the past. She then attempted to empower Kratos to full Godhood, but Kratos refused however, and swore that the Gods would pay for the pain that they had caused him and his family. But it was she who told Kratos, in her dying words, that every Olympian would be willing to put their life down in order to protect Zeus and if he proceeded, they would try to kill him. god of war athena death In this case, the character of Hera is somewhat accurate because she shows jealousy towards Zeus's offspring and is the Goddess of Marriage. Minerva, Athena's Roman incarnation, embodied similar attributes. There, Athena, in a Ghost-Like State, appeared to Kratos, gave him the Blades of Exile and told him that in order for him to defeat Zeus, he had to venture back up the mountain and extinguish The Flame of Olympus, which he would find on the other side of Hera's Garden.