THE TRUE KRATOS FROM GOD OF WAR

17/03/2020

     As for the God of War Kratos, we all already know it! But what about the Cratos that really existed within Greek Mythology, have you heard or know its history? Find out by reading below.

KRATOS (GOD OF WAR)

     Kratos is a video game character from the Santa Monica Studio God of War franchise, which is based on Greek and Norse mythologies. Kratos, also known as "Ghost of Sparta" and appeared for the first time in the 2005 electronic game, God of War, which led to the development of seven more games with the character as the protagonist. Kratos also appears as a protagonist in comic books and God of War novels.
KRATOS GOD OF WAR
KRATOS GOD OF WAR

KRATOS GREEK MYTHOLOGY

     Throughout the Greek era of the series, Kratos embarks on various adventures in an attempt to avert disaster or change his destiny. He was generally portrayed as oblivious to everything and arrogant in nature. He often engaged in morally ambiguous activities and performed acts of extreme violence. As a Spartan warrior, he became the "Ghost of Sparta" after accidentally killing his family due to Ares' tricks. He later avenges the death of his family and becomes the god of war after killing Ares. It is later revealed that he is a demigod, the son of Zeus, who later betrayed Kratos. Revenge was the central theme of the Greek era, and each title provided additional information about Kratos' origins and his relationships with his family and the gods of Olympus.
KRATOS GOD OF WAR
KRATOS GOD OF WAR

CRATOS

     The real "Kratos" that inspired the story of God of War, was named: Cratos (in ancient Greek: Κράτος, lit. "Poder") and in Greek mythology, he was a Titan, son of Styx and Palas. Hesiod lists the sons of Estige and Palas as: Zelo (rivalry and greatness), Nice (victory), Cratos (power) and Bia (hatred). Cratos is the embodiment of strength and power. He and his brothers are the winged forces of Zeus. He was very powerful and was one of the defenders of Zeus, in games he was portrayed as the "executioner" (killer) of Gods, but in real Greek mythology, he was a loyal servant of Zeus. Ares (Mars) was very envious of Cratos and imprisoned him in Tartarus. (story where he inspired the creators of the first God of War game).
NICE
NICE
CRATOS
CRATOS
BIA
BIA

Winged Forces of Zeus: Nice (victory); Cratos (power); Bia (hate).


THE PAST OF KRATOS (GOD OF WAR)

     Throughout the series, Kratos is portrayed as an anti-hero, often performing questionable actions. Although the background story is seen in the first God of War, Kratos' childhood is revealed in Ghost of Sparta and the birth of his daughter is explored in the God of War comic series. In Ghost of Sparta, it is revealed that an oracle had I predicted that the disappearance of Olympus would not happen at the hands of the Titans - imprisoned after Titanomachy - but by a mortal, a remarkable warrior. Olympians Zeus and Ares believed that this warrior was Deimos, Kratos' younger brother, who had strange birthmarks. Ares interrupted Kratos and Deimos' child training in Sparta and kidnapped Deimos. Kratos tried to stop Ares, but Ares dragged him aside and scored him through the right eye. Taken to the Domain of Death, Deimos was imprisoned and tortured for many years by the god of death, Thanatos. Believing that Deimos was dead, Kratos marked himself with a red tattoo, identical to his brother's birthmark, to honor him.

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