After killing the Gods, plagues, and other events occur, depending on what the god personified, as well as which evil infected them when Kratos first opened Pandora's Box. Some of the plagues bear similarities to the Ten Plagues of Egypt (pestilence for example), and end up wiping out the bulk of humanity. The plague that followed after Poseidon's death might have been the Great Flood that was part of the story of Noah and the Ark.
List of Events
The following lists all the changes that occurred in the God of War Series after a god's death;
- Charon: Souls of the Dead are unable to cross the Styx and Acheron Rivers.
- Persephone: A massive green light erupts from her body in a small explosion that destroyed the Pillar of the World, cursing Atlas to forever hold the world on his shoulders.
- Ares: A massive explosion, somewhat resembling a nuclear bomb's mushroom-cloud-shape ensued his death. Unending all wars, until Kratos became the new God of War.
- Thanatos: A bright white explosion erupts from his body after his death. It is later revealed that Kratos became "Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.". Interestingly, this title is the verse of Bhagavad Gita, in the Ancient Hindu scriptures.
- Athena: Like Persephone, a bright green light erupts from her body upon death, with unknown consequences.
- Poseidon: A cataclysmic tidal wave rose from the sea, engulfing all but the highest of mountaintops in water.
- Hades: The dead escape the Underworld, and wander aimlessly.
- Helios: Rain clouds blotted out the sun, plunging the world into darkness, and neverending rain, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.
- Hermes: Bacteria-carrying insects swarmed out of his evaporating body, causing pestilence and disease outbreaks on Olympus, therefore commonly referred to as the Plague of Olympus.
- Hera: Caused all plant life in Greece to die.
- Zeus: Released a powerful lightning explosion into the heavens, plunging the world into utter chaos.