Atlantis will be avenged!

Poseidon, God of War III

The sinking of Atlantis.

Greek Mythology

Atlantis formerly Poseidonia (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "continent of Atlas" but formerly continent of Poseidon) is a legendary continent first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias

In Plato's account, Atlantis was a naval power lying "beyond the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9,600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".

God of War series

God of War II

God of War II was set to feature Atlantis as a whole world, but was cut due to time and budget.

Cut Atlantis Level Gallery

Ghost of Sparta

Atlantis (also known in myth as Poseidonia), is a setting in Ghost of Sparta. It is the domain of Poseidon and is the place of his greatest temple. It was also mentioned by him in God of War Comics and later in God of War III. In this game, Atlantis is apparently located near the island of Crete. However, if this is the case, it cannot be the Atlantis aforementioned, for that lay beyond the Pillars of Hercules. A volcanic eruption ravaged the Island when Kratos "freed" Thera from her imprisonment and Atlantis started to sink into the ocean due to Kratos' fight with Scylla. After Kratos escaped the city, he found the Skull of Keres, the key to the Domain of Death, in the Temple of Ares. Kratos and some of his warriors returned to the sunken city in order to enter Death's Domain. Its destruction greatly enraged Poseidon, which is one of the reasons he desired Kratos' death in God of War III.


The Atlanteans are harmless; they never choose to fight Kratos, and are usually seen cowering in fear. Kratos, however, can kill them for Orbs.

Atlantean Soldiers

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They aid Kratos at the start of his journey, fighting off enemies alongside him but during his time in Atlantis they are being killed off by the creatures of Atlantis; but, like the Atlanteans, Kratos can kill them for additional Orbs.


Lanaeus is first seen shortly after Kratos battled Scylla, where he ran into Lanaeus and his men, who worked to keep the Archimedean Screw stabilized. (More info by clicking on Lanaeus link.)



  • An Atlantean soldier quoted a phrase from the movie Jaws in Ghost of Sparta, as Scylla, her offspring, and Triton soldiers attacked Kratos' ship, one of the soldiers said: "We need a bigger boat!"
  • During the game, the Atlantean soldiers attack enemies along with Kratos, but in the Combat Arena, they attack the Spartan. This is probably because the creatures selected in the combat arena are meant to fight against Kratos for training purposes unless the settings are changed.
  • The sinking of Atlantis was briefly mentioned by Poseidon during his and Kratos' fight in the beginning of God of War III

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