The God of War series is coming to Amazon and we will finally see Kratos in action again. The lore and mythology around the series is vast and near endless. While the new God of War game features the Norse Gods, the older games have extensively focused on Greek mythology. Amazon’s God of War series can easily bring some of the greatest and deadliest Gods of Mount Olympus to the show.
All the Gods on this list met their doom at the hands of Kratos. And if the Amazon God of War series wills it, we can finally witness their death in live action, a dream come true!!
Thanatos Has An Origin Story That Predates Even Zeus
Thanatos is the original ruler of the dead. He was there long before Zeus took over Mount Olympus. Without Deimos’ assistance, Kratos could never have been able to beat this dude. Consider him as a more powerful and refined version of the Greek God of the Underworld – Hades. But unlike Hades, Thanatos was even scarier. The God has absolute control over death and could entrap a corpse, preventing it from dying for all eternity and remain under his command. He could control hordes of bodies as his personal army. If push comes to shove,. Thanatos transforms himself into an all-consuming merciless creature.
Ares Is The Reason The Ghost Of Sparta Exists In God of War
Ares may not be as powerful as the other gods. He certainly was a schemer though. His evil machinations tricked Kratos into killing his own family and becoming the ‘Ghost Of Sparta’, the scourge of Olympus. Back when Kratos was still not at the pinnacle of his powers, he had to rely on the Pandora’s Box to even match up to Ares. Even then Ares put up a strong fight. Ares is also an interesting God that could make some real headway in the God of War series. In God of War: Ascension, it is revealed that Ares was constantly at war with the other Gods and tried to use the Furies to overthrow Zeus.
Poseidon – The Sea God That Almost Killed Kratos
Just like Thanatos, Poseidon was there before Zeus took over the Olympian throne. In God of War 3, he took the form of a giant sea monster and made full use of his underwater abilities. It took Kratos the help of Gaia to even come close to beating Poseidon. The Greek God of the Sea reigned hell on the Titans when they were trying to scale Mount Olympus. He could summon mythical creatures of the abyss to aid him in battle. His death was the most belittling of the rest of the Gods. Kratos just snapped his neck like a twig instead of killing him with a Godly weapon.
Athena’s Wisdom Was Respected In God Of War
Athena never fought Kratos in the game. But she was a vital part of the Greek Pantheon. She had unique abilities like weapon-creation and divine wisdom. But it was her knowledge that the rest of the Gods respected. Despite never having shown her mettle in battle, Athena’s words were paid heed to by the rest of the Greek Gods. That alone shows just how powerful a God she was. God of War would benefit from having Athena in the Amazon series. There was camaraderie between Kratos and Athena, a privilege no other Greek God enjoyed. Athena even appeared in an ethereal form in 2018’s God of War.
Zeus, The God Of Skies, & Kratos’ Ultimate Nemesis
It took Kratos three whole games to come even close to defeating Zeus. The Greek God of lightning, rain, and winds watched Kratos murder every God and Demigod in his way to finally meet him in battle. His Godlike powers make the powers of even the other Gods pale in comparison. Zeus’ lightning bolts in particular could do some critical damage. Zeus is a foe worthy of the Amazon God of War series. He could be the big bad wolf of the show.