In Greek History
Olympia was a major site in ancient Greece. It was seen as a sanctuary, and was located on the Peloponnese of Greece. It also held the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus. Even modern times, the Olympic Flame is obtained from there and travels to the country which holds the Olympic Games. Olympia was also the site of one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World; the gigantic statue of Zeus that is made of gold and ivory. Since the city was such a sight to see, Olympia was named as the child of Olympus.
After he used the Hyperion Gate to escape the Underworld, Kratos ended up in Olympia, a stone keep on the side of Olympus. After he witnessed Helios flying by in his Chariot, Kratos gave pursuit, before he encountered a wounded Gaia, who asked the Spartan for help. After he remembered her betrayal after he was defeated by Zeus, Kratos quickly declined and cut the vines from her hand, which dropped her in the gorge below. As Kratos fended off hordes of enemies, passed through the Gate to Olympia and the edge of the Cavern, Kratos witnessed Helios attacking the mighty Perses. Seeking to aid Perses, Kratos shot Helios' Chariot out of the sky, which allowed Perses to catch and crush it in his hands. The Titan then hurled Helios across the city, toward the slopes of the mountain. After he tracked down the wounded God, Kratos fought his way through more enemies, before he finally reached a severely wounded Helios. After he broke through the guards that protected him, Kratos ripped off Helios' head, and thereby, obscured the Sun, which plunged the world into eternal darkness. The Head of Helios then served as one of Kratos' tools, which allowed him to uncover hidden doors and stun enemies with light, which protruded from Helios' eyes and mouth. That way, Kratos revealed a hidden door which led to the Path of Eos.