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Laestrygonians from the Odyssey

A Laestrygonian is a giant cannibal. A non-hostile one appears in God of War: Ascension, in the harbour of Kirra.

Greek Mythology

The Laestrygonians are a tribe of giant cannibals from ancient Greek mythology. Odysseus, the main character of Homer's Odyssey, visited them during his journey back home to Ithaca. The giants ate many of Odysseus' men and destroyed eleven of his twelve ships by launching rocks from high cliffs. Odysseus' ship was not destroyed as it was hidden in a cove near shore. Everyone on Odysseus' ship survived. The giants lived in Telepylus, the city of the Laestrygonians, located on island of Lamos. Odysseus made his escape with his single ship due to the fact that it was not trapped in the harbour; the rest of his company was lost. The surviving crew went next to Aiaia, the island of Circe.

God of War: Ascension

The Harbour Master, a Laestrygonian

After Kratos was told by the Oracle of Delphi to travel to Delos in search of the Eyes. He leaves her temple and makes his way to the Harbour of Kirra to hop aboard a ship. One tamed giant, who was captured from the blood thirsty island of the Laestrygonians.

He is known only as the Harbour Master and labors here. He is obedient in pulling ships safely through the narrow rocky caves between the harbor and the sea. After Kratos sets sail with Orkos, this harmless Laestrygonian is not seen again.


  • The Harbour Master is the only Laestrygonian seen in the series, his role is very minor with no dialogue and only a small description is given at the harbor. Other than pulling the ship to the sea, he has no interactions.