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The Greek World is the world of the Greek gods, monsters, and other creatures that dwell and is where the first saga of the God of War series takes place until after Kratos' revenge on Olympus in God of War III where the world was left in ruin and all the Olympians and Titans were killed in the madness. After Kratos' departure to the Norse World, it is believed to be recovering with the mortals now living without the gods due to the power of Hope released to them.

It is divided into several different regions such as the living world where the mortals dwell, the Underworld which houses the souls of departed mortals along with the imprisoned Titans, and Mount Olympus where the Olympians ruled over all of Greece until their demise.

Notable cities and places include Sparta, Athens, Crete, Atlantis, Attica, Marathon, Troy, Kirra, Delphi, Delos, and Rhodes.

In the God of War Series

Greek soldier concept

The Greek world of the God of War series is based on the mythology of ancient Greece, and also some parts of ancient Greek history.

The world in 495 BC an alternate version of ancient Greece populated by the Olympian gods, Titans, and other Greek mythological beings. The events occurred in the series are equivalent to crucial moments in the BC era and mythology such as the sinking of Poseidon's kingdom, Atlantis, Hercules performing his twelves labors, or Jason and Argonauts searching for the Golden Fleece. However, rather than follow the actual points in time when the events would occurs, the series follows its own chronological order of when the would happen.

It's the home world of Kratos, the main protagonist of the games. Consisting of many city-states during the time period, Kratos' city is Sparta. The opposing city-state of Athens lies northeast of Sparta and is the place where the fates of Ares and Kratos are decided.

Marathon, Rhodes, Crete, and Attica also appear in the series. This sets the events of God of War II and the Second Titanomachy. The highest mountain in all of Greece is Mount Olympus, or Olympus for short, and is the home of the Gods.

Below the surface lies the Underworld and Tartarus, where the Titan Atlas holds the upper land with its hands after the destruction of the Pillar of the World.

With the world being fraught with powerful warriors, heroes, gods, and monsters, cases of the supernatural are very much real. There have been cases of mystics items of powers, traveling between other planes of realities, and even the acquiring of magical powers or interaction with supernatural forces.

Trivia

  • While God of War: Ascension shows an image of a round Earth, contradicting the earlier portrayals of a flat planet, it was later revealed by the animation director that it was merely an easter egg to another series and that it had nothing to do with God of War.
  • It was confirmed by Steve Caterson (Art Producer) on the documentary Unearthing the Legend that the God of War world is flat and that it has edges.
  • Bonus content for God of War I confirms that the Underworld is infinite in size. In addition, Cecil Kim (Concept Artist, God of War III) stated that the Underworld was infinite on an interview.
  • Travel between this world and others is possible, as demonstrated by Kratos and Tyr in God of War and the possibly Persians earlier on in God of War: Chains of Olympus, although Persia may be simply a part of the Greek world.
  • Mimir implies that other pantheons from other worlds are aware of each other's existence, at least among particular members, as Mimir was shown to have prior knowledge of Athena, Zeus and the rest of the Greek Pantheon, and knew about their destruction.
  • In God of War (2018), in Tyr's secret vault, Kratos discovers an amphora depicting him during the Second Great War. The other side of the amphora is depicting the Greeks rebuilding their devastated civilization after the Second Great War. This may signify the power of Hope that Kratos released may have ended the chaos he is responsible for, allowing the survivors to start anew with the Olympians gone forever.
  • The existence of the Unity Stone heavily implies that the different pantheons of the God of War franchise do not exist in separate countries but instead in different worlds, separated across time and space.
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