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''{{Quote|Here is where the souls of the wicked are tortured in the pits of Tartarus, the wailing and agony of the damned, resonated deep throughout the bowels of the Underworld.|[[Gaia]].}}''
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{{Quote|Here is where the souls of the wicked are tortured in the pits of Tartarus, the wailing and agony of the damned, resonated deep throughout the bowels of the Underworld.|Gaia.}}
 
 
{{Infobox gods
 
{{Infobox gods
 
|name = Tartarus
 
|name = Tartarus
|gender = Male
 
 
|image = [[File:Hds matte.jpg|thumb|400px|Tartarus (Location)]]
 
|image = [[File:Hds matte.jpg|thumb|400px|Tartarus (Location)]]
 
|alias = God of the Abyss <br> Grandfather of all Monsters
 
|alias = God of the Abyss <br> Grandfather of all Monsters
|status =
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|gender = Male
|family =
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|species = [[Primordials]]
*[[Chaos]] (father)
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|family = *[[Chaos]] (father)
 
*[[Erebus]] (brother)
 
*[[Erebus]] (brother)
*[[Gaia]] (sister/lover)
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*[[Nyx]] (sister)
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*[[Gaia]] (sister/lover) †
 
*[[Titans]] (nephews and nieces)
 
*[[Titans]] (nephews and nieces)
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*[[Sisters of Fate]] (nieces) †
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*[[Thanatos]] (nephew) †
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*[[Hypnos]] (nephew)
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*[[Charon]] (nephew) †
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*Nemesis (niece)
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*Eris (niece)
 
*[[Pontus]] (nephew)
 
*[[Pontus]] (nephew)
 
*[[Typhon]] (son)
 
*[[Typhon]] (son)
 
*[[Echidna]] (daughter-in-law)
 
*[[Echidna]] (daughter-in-law)
|birthplace =
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|location = Tartarus (Location)<br>[[Underworld]]
|species = [[Primordials]]
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}}
|location = Tartarus (Location)<br>[[Underworld]]}}
 
   
 
==Greek Mythology==
 
==Greek Mythology==
In [[Greek]] mythology, Tartarus was the primordial god (protogenos) of the stormy pit of Tartaros that lies beneath the foundations of the earth. He was the body of the pit itself rather than an athropomorphic deity.
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In [[Greek]] Mythology, ''Tartarus'' was the darkest depths of the [[Underworld]]. It was where the souls of the evil were sent to for eternal torture, and was where [[Zeus]] imprisoned the [[Titans]]. In Greek Mythology, Tartarus was a part of [[Gaia]], near the regions of her stomach, while in other variations of Mythology, Tartarus was also a [[Primordials|Primordial]] like Gaia. He made love to Gaia as well and Gaia gave birth to [[Typhon]] as a result.
   
Tartaros was envisaged as the opposite of the sky, an inverted-dome lying beneath the flat earth. Together the Ouranion-dome and Tartarean-pit enclosed the entire cosmos in an egg-shaped or spherical shell.
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Tartarus was envisaged as the opposite of the sky, an inverted-dome that lain beneath the Earth. Together, the Ouranion-dome and Tartarean-pit enclosed the entire cosmos in an egg-shaped or spherical shell.
   
==In the ''God of War'' Series==
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==''[[God of War (series)|God of War]]''[[God of War (series)| Series]]==
===[[God of War: Chains of Olympus]]===
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===''[[God of War: Chains of Olympus]]''===
In God of War: Chains of Olympus, [[Kratos]] was defeated by [[Charon]] the ferryman, and subsequently thrown into the prisons of Tartarus. As he attempted to make his way out of the depths, Kratos fought his way through hordes of enemies, came across the prison of the Tartarus, and obtained the [[Gauntlet of Zeus]], which aided his escape.
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In ''God of War: Chains of Olympus'', [[Kratos]] was defeated by [[Charon]], and subsequently thrown into Tartarus. As he attempted to make his way out of the depths, Kratos fought his way through hordes of enemies, came across the prison of the Tartarus, and obtained the [[Gauntlet of Zeus]], which aided his escape.
   
===[[God of War III]]===
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===''[[God of War III]]''===
In order to craft a [[Nemesis Whip|special weapon]] for the Spartan warrior, [[Hephaestus]] told Kratos to retrieve the [[Omphalos Stone]]. The stone, however, was said to dwell deep within the Pits of Tartarus, deep below [[The Forge|Hephaestus' forge]]. In the caverns, on his way his to the doors, Kratos witnessed the freed souls of the Underworld in search of their redemption that is nowhere to be found. Then Kratos reaches the Gates of Tisiphone, which he first needs to solve the puzzle of the doors that will lead him to the Pits of Tartarus. He then battled his way through its [[Pit of Tartarus|darkest depths]], until ultimately coming face-to-face with [[Cronos]] the mighty Titan. After a vicious battle, Kratos slew Cronos and retrieved the Omphalos Stone to take to Hephaestus and receive the [[Nemesis Whip]].
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In order to craft a special weapon for the [[Spartan]] Warrior, [[Hephaestus]] told Kratos to retrieve the [[Omphalos Stone]]. The stone, however, was said to dwell deep within the [[Pit of Tartarus]], deep below [[The Forge]]. In the caverns, on his way his to the doors, Kratos witnessed the freed souls of the Underworld in search of their redemption that was nowhere to be found. Then, Kratos reached the [[Gates of Tisiphone]], which he needed to solve the puzzle of the doors that lead him to the Pit of Tartarus. He then battled his way through its darkest depths, until he ultimately came face-to-face with [[Cronos]]. After a vicious battle, Kratos slew Cronos, retrieved the Omphalos Stone, took it to Hephaestus, and received the [[Nemesis Whip]].
   
 
==Objects/Treasures==
 
==Objects/Treasures==
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*[[Gauntlet of Zeus]]
 
*[[Gauntlet of Zeus]]
 
*[[Omphalos Stone]]
 
*[[Omphalos Stone]]
==Trivia==
 
*In God of War III, Tartarus is limited by an infinite stone ceiling, but there is a big hole on a part of it. The sun light enters Tartarus through it, indicating it leads to the surface and is an exit to the mortal world. It is unknown why it exists or if it was made by someone, but it seems to be large enough for a god or even a "small" Titan, like Typhon, to go through and seems to be very old, too. It may have been used by the Gods to  throw the Titans into Tartarus, for example. This hole can be seen by reading the book inside Tartarus, near Cronos location, and using the free camera to look up.
 
*It's revealed in God of War III that Tartarus is actually the legandary battleground between the Gods and the Titans, though in God of War II, Atlas claims the great war forged the landscape of the mortal world, not the Underworld.
 
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery type="slideshow" position="center" widths="200">
 
<gallery type="slideshow" position="center" widths="200">
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Cronoshand.jpg
 
Cronoshand.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Trivia ==
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*In ''God of War III'', Tartarus was limited by an infinite stone ceiling, but there was a big hole on a part of it. Sunlight entered Tartarus through it, which indicated it lead to the surface and was an exit to the [[Mortal]] World. It was unknown why it existed or if it was made by someone, but it seemed to be large enough for a God or even a "small" Titan, like Typhon, to go through and seemed to be very old. It may have been used by the [[Gods]] who threw the Titans into Tartarus, for example. That hole could be seen by reading the book inside Tartarus, near Cronos location, and using the camera to look up.
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*It's revealed in ''God of War III'', that Tartarus was actually the legendary battleground between the Gods and the Titans, though in ''[[God of War II]]'', [[Atlas]] claimed the [[Titanomachy|Great War]] forged the landscape of the Mortal World and not the Underworld.
   
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
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*[[Chains of Atlas]]
 
*[[Chains of Atlas]]
 
*[[Gates of Tisiphone]]
 
*[[Gates of Tisiphone]]
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Revision as of 18:42, January 26, 2020

Here is where the souls of the wicked are tortured in the pits of Tartarus, the wailing and agony of the damned, resonated deep throughout the bowels of the Underworld.

–Gaia.

Greek Mythology

In Greek Mythology, Tartarus was the darkest depths of the Underworld. It was where the souls of the evil were sent to for eternal torture, and was where Zeus imprisoned the Titans. In Greek Mythology, Tartarus was a part of Gaia, near the regions of her stomach, while in other variations of Mythology, Tartarus was also a Primordial like Gaia. He made love to Gaia as well and Gaia gave birth to Typhon as a result.

Tartarus was envisaged as the opposite of the sky, an inverted-dome that lain beneath the Earth. Together, the Ouranion-dome and Tartarean-pit enclosed the entire cosmos in an egg-shaped or spherical shell.

God of War Series

God of War: Chains of Olympus

In God of War: Chains of Olympus, Kratos was defeated by Charon, and subsequently thrown into Tartarus. As he attempted to make his way out of the depths, Kratos fought his way through hordes of enemies, came across the prison of the Tartarus, and obtained the Gauntlet of Zeus, which aided his escape.

God of War III

In order to craft a special weapon for the Spartan Warrior, Hephaestus told Kratos to retrieve the Omphalos Stone. The stone, however, was said to dwell deep within the Pit of Tartarus, deep below The Forge. In the caverns, on his way his to the doors, Kratos witnessed the freed souls of the Underworld in search of their redemption that was nowhere to be found. Then, Kratos reached the Gates of Tisiphone, which he needed to solve the puzzle of the doors that lead him to the Pit of Tartarus. He then battled his way through its darkest depths, until he ultimately came face-to-face with Cronos. After a vicious battle, Kratos slew Cronos, retrieved the Omphalos Stone, took it to Hephaestus, and received the Nemesis Whip.

Objects/Treasures

Gallery

Trivia

  • In God of War III, Tartarus was limited by an infinite stone ceiling, but there was a big hole on a part of it. Sunlight entered Tartarus through it, which indicated it lead to the surface and was an exit to the Mortal World. It was unknown why it existed or if it was made by someone, but it seemed to be large enough for a God or even a "small" Titan, like Typhon, to go through and seemed to be very old. It may have been used by the Gods who threw the Titans into Tartarus, for example. That hole could be seen by reading the book inside Tartarus, near Cronos location, and using the camera to look up.
  • It's revealed in God of War III, that Tartarus was actually the legendary battleground between the Gods and the Titans, though in God of War II, Atlas claimed the Great War forged the landscape of the Mortal World and not the Underworld.

Related Pages

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