Depths of Tartarus

Kratos within the pits of Tartarus

"Here 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 is the darkest depths of the Underworld. It is where the souls of the evil are sent to for eternal torture, and its where Zeus imprisoned the Titans. In some variations of the myths, tartarus is also a titan being like Gaia. He made love to Gaia as well, having Gaia birth Typhon as a result.

In God of War: Chains of Olympus

In God of War: Chains of Olympus, Kratos is defeated by Charon the ferryman, and subsequently thrown into the prisons of Tartarus. As he attempts to make his way out of the depths, Kratos fights his way through hordes of enemies, finds the prison of the Titans, and obtains the Gauntlet of Zeus, which aids his escape.

In God of War III

In order to craft a special weapon for the Spartan warrior, Hephaestus tells Kratos to retrieve the Omphalos Stone for him. The stone, however, is said to dwell deep within the Pits of Tartarus, deep below Hephaestus' forge. Kratos first needs to solve the puzzle of the door that leads to the Pits of Tartarus, which he then enters and battles his way through its dark depths, until ultimately coming face-to-face with Cronos the mighty Titan. After a vicious battle, Kratos slays Cronos and retrieves the Omphalos Stone.



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