Younger titan Kratos: mythology and its place in it
Users who first encountered the God of War game series immediately ask themselves who Kratos really was. Mythology provides some facts about his personality, but many conclusions can be drawn from these details. The younger titan really existed in stories, took his place in the epic and appeared in several important moments of the story.
Birth and First War
From the union of the younger titan Pallant and the prototype of the underground river, the oceanic Styx, Kratos was born. Mythology does not describe the process of his upbringing and maturation, as in other more famous characters. We only know that it was during the reign of the titan Kronos, the lord of time. In the same period, Gaia gave birth and hid three children from her father - Zeus, Aida and Poseidon.Three brothers grew up and hatched plans on how to overthrow the parents and take their place. Soon the bloody war began, in which each of the heroes was to take sides.In this situation, Kratos became on the side of the gods. Mythology does not describe his actions in this period. Supposedly he constantly fought on the side of Zeus and helped him to conquer the throne.
Union with the head of Olympus
After the distribution of dominion zones, Zeus became the thunderbolt and head of Olympus. Kratos came to his service later on. Mythology for the entire period of his life describes only two interesting facts. The first was mentioned by Aeschylus in his work “Chained Prometheus”. This titan also chose the side of the thunderer in the war, but he loved people very much. When the supreme god punished them, Prometheus decided to give fire to humanity.So people could survive, learned to warm up and cook food. For such a betrayal, Zeus decided to punish the Companion by chaining him to a rock, leaving him to die in torment. Hephaestus forged special shackles, and Kratos was to execute the sentence. The younger titan without hesitation chained Prometheus to the rock, but his further actions in this case are not known. The second fact from the history of the character was his love for the goddess Aphrodite. This beautiful celestial lady captivated men with one glance, but her heart gave it to Kratos. According to legend, the lovers were married, and they even had children.Mythology is silent about the names and fate of posterity.
After learning all the facts from the history of the hero, the developers of the game series God of War completely changed it and showed their vision of the personality of the titan. To the question of who Kratos is in Greek mythology, they answered: a great Spartan commander and a demigod. His story begins with a single battle, where the titan had to ask for help from Ares in order to defeat the superior forces of the enemy. He agreed to help, but in return received control over the actions of Kratos.With the help of the divine Blades of Chaos, the Spartan sowed chaos and conquered cities in the entire Ancient World. Once the god of war decided to let the slave feel the pain and ordered him to kill his wife and children. This misconduct forever changed the goals that led Kratos. Mythology in the game says that after that he smeared the ashes from their bodies and vowed to take revenge on all the gods of Olympus. For a long time, the younger titan remained in the service of his enemies, fought monsters, ended wars, killed heroes, and came a step closer to his goal. In the end, he managed to reach Olympus, where he held his last battle with the thunderbolt.
Type of game
The stories do not describe the personality of titanium, because the developers in their project decided to recreate a titanium named Kratos in accordance with their own fataziya. Mythology (the god of war and cruelty in it go side by side) and the game plot describe our character as a strong ruthless opponent. There is no hair on his head, as well as on the body itself, which is covered in some places with red combat symbols. A small goat beard gives the appearance of ferocity, and in the eyes of the fire and the desire to constantly win. His face is framed by a huge scar, which was inflicted during the war of the gods against the titans. Hephaestus forged special clips that do not allow the skull to split into two parts. Scars from a variety of combat wounds are visible in other parts of the body. Kratos does not wear armor, with the exception of the right shoulder pad and bracelets wrapped in chains. This symbol means its connection with the Blades of Chaos and the eternal service to the god of war, Ares.