"Do not fear, Kratos. I am the Oracle of Athens, here to help you defeat Ares. Find my temple to the east, and I will show you how to murder a god." - The Oracle of Athens
At the ancient Greek city of Delphi, there was a priestess known as the Pythia, who lived at the Delphic Oracle, a site where prophecies from the gods were received by mortals. Many people would consult her for various information, though her predictions were almost always vague about its true nature.
In God of War
In God of War, the city of Athens has their own Oracle. When Kratos saves her from falling to her death, she looks into his mind to see the man he truly is. Having seen Kratos' past, and the man he truly was, she was horrified by the truth of who Kratos was and could not believe that Athena sent him to save the city. She helps Kratos nonetheless, telling him he must obtain Pandora's Box if he were to kill Ares. Upon returning to Athens from the Underworld, Kratos soon finds the temple destroyed and the Oracle mortally wounded. In her dying breath, she tells Kratos that Ares had taken the city. Kratos then walked past her, to face and defeat Ares.
Powers and Abilities
Being the Oracle of Athens, she was had the power to look into a person's mind and see their true self. The gift of sight and wisdom might have been granted upon her by her patron goddess Athena.
- The cinematic cutscenes portray the Oracle sporting red hair, but during gameplay the Oracle has dark brown hair.