Though it wasn’t always shown in the previous games, it’s canon that the blades’ chains made permanent markings on Kratos’s arms. In the new game, he hid these markings with bandages. Known as both the Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena is depicted as a noble goddess in most of the God of War games. Ares was the god of war, who liked to win battles with physical aggression. Herodius – Featured in God of War comic #4 (2010–11), Herodius was a warrior from the village of Thera. The 3 Virgin Goddesses are Artemis, Athena, and Hestia. Fact 2: Athena’s Roman name is ‘Minerva’, which comes from Etruscan mythology. Poseidon chose Herodius as his champion in Ares' wager. Herodius was killed by Kratos, which did not go well for Poseidon. The Temple of Athena in flames. In Etruscan mythology, ‘Minerva’, possesses similar skillful qualities to Athena – wisdom, war and art. Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War. Something fans quickly noticed in the God of War 4 trailers was that Kratos no longer wielded the Blades of Chaos/Blades of Athena. She also appears in God of War II and briefly as an illusion in God of War (2018).. Fact 3: Athena was one of the 3 ‘Virgin Goddesses’. The mere fact that, out of twelve Olympian gods, two deities were devoted to armed conflict indicates the important role warfare played in the social order and the fabric of daily life in ancient Greece. In fact, she appears in the original God of War as Kratos' guide and co-conspirator in killing Ares. However, Athena tries to stop Kratos from fighting Zeus in order to save Olympus. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. The Temple of Athena was a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, located in a small village.During his service to Ares, Kratos and his soldiers raided and destroyed the village,mercilessly killed everyone inhabiting it, and entered the temple, not heeding the Village Oracle's warning, and slaughtered everyone inside. Kratos’s body is now gone, there was a trail of blood leading to the edge of the cliff and we’re given one final shot of the world in chaos. In God of War. His final death and one final cliffhanger! His village was stricken with a plague, cast by Poseidon so that Herodius would search for the Ambrosia. Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things. Infuriated by his action, Athena leaves the God of War to die. The ancient Greeks had two different gods of war — the wise goddess Athena and the bloodthirsty god Ares.