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Template:Also The following is a list of monsters found in the God of War series. Most of the monsters in the game are liberally interpreted from Greek (and sometimes European) mythology.

Common EnemiesEdit

  • Minotaurs: A species of humanoid bulls, appearing to be about eight feet tall. They walk on their hind legs and carry a variety of massive axes. Over the course of the game, the Minotaurs Kratos encounters become larger, more powerful, and more heavily armored and well armed. Kratos can kill them by thrusting a sword in their open mouths and out the back of their heads.
    • Armored Minotaur: A full-armored Minotaur that appears in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Hades Minotaur: Two different Minotaurs that appear in God of War and God of War II. The one that appears in God of War are fire-covered versions of the Minotaur Tormentors. The one that appears in God of War II are fat squat Minotaurs that wield flaming maces.
    • Minotaur Grunt: A type of Minotaur that appears in God of War. In God of War II, Minotaur Warriors are among the creatures that can be summoned by the High Priests of the Fates.
    • Minotaur Hammer Grunt: A hammer-wielding Minotaur that appears in God of War.
    • Minotaur Tormentor: The largest and most dangerous type of Minotaur that Kratos encounters in God of War.
    • Minotaur Warrior: A powerful type of Minotaur that appears in God of War. They are larger than the Minotaur Hammer Grunts and are known to carry either a massive war hammer or a battle axe in battle.
    • Minotaur Brute: A Minotaur that appears in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
    • Erebus Minotaur: A Minotaur that appears in God of War II. They resemble the Minotaur Grunt except that they have ice on their back, hips, hooves, forearms, and horns. Kratos encounters them in the Lair of Typhon. Theseus can also summon them to help fight Kratos.
    • Titan Minotaur: The strongest type of Minotaur that Kratos encounters in God of War II. They are made of volcanic rock and fiery lava.
    • Minotaur Elite: A heavy-armored, axe-wielding Minotaur that appears in God of War III.
    • Labrys Minotaur: The most powerful breed of Minotaur that appears in God of War III. They resemble the Minotaur Elite except that their armor is stronger and they wield larger axes.
  • Cyclopes: Squat giants with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads. They resemble the stereotypical depiction of cave men. Some only wear a loin cloth and use a giant club as its weapon, while others have more covering, a mask of a sort, and a spinning-gauntlet fist as its weapon. The cyclops with the clubs appear in every game.
    • Armored Cyclops: A full-armored Cyclops that appears in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Cyclops Brute: A type of Cyclops that appears in God of War. It wields a jawbone instead of a club.
    • Cyclops Berserker: The largest species of Cyclopes that appears in God of War II and God of War III. They wield tree trunks instead of clubs.
    • Cyclops Enforcer: This Cyclops only appear in God of War and God of War III. It is covered in thick spiked armor with a spiked ball for a right hand.
    • Cyclops Tyrant: This unarmed Cyclops appears in God of War II. They would tend to use the fists or feet to attack Kratos. Occasionally, they would bite the heads off of nearby Wild Boars and throw their remains toward Kratos.
    • Cyclops Remains: An undead Cyclops that appears in God of War III. It emerged from a wound on Cronos' soldier.
  • Harpies: Monsters with the heads of bald, deformed women, and the bodies of bats. They usually appear in large groups to attack Kratos. Individually weak, they can easily overpower Kratos as part of a group attack. In addition to biting and slashing Kratos with their fangs and talons, they can cause their own bodies to start on fire and dive bomb Kratos.
    • Harpling: Dangerous cousin of the Harpies that appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Cursed Harpling: Fiendish cousins of the Harpies that appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Fire Harpling: A fiery Harpy that appears in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
    • Harpy Widow: An icy Harpy that dwells in Mount Aroania in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
  • Wraiths: The vengeful ghosts of those who died in combat opposing Ares; utterly consumed by the rage in which they died, they now attack any living thing that comes near them. They appear as eyeless, emaciated humans with decaying flesh and bladed arms. Instead of legs, their waists terminate in clouds of black smoke from which they float. They can collapse themselves into this smoke and float around beneath the earth, exploding up from beneath Kratos' feet to attack him.
    • Desert Wraith: These wraiths appear in God of War and are encountered by Kratos upon entering Pandora's Temple.
    • Wraith of Athens: They are the most common type of Wraith that Kratos encounters in God of War. In God of War II, some Wraiths of Athens are found in different parts of the Island of Creation.
    • Wraith of Asphodel: The Wraiths of Asphodel are the most powerful species of Wraiths in God of War II. They appear similar to the Wraith of Athens except with slightly different armor and they are also a bit stronger.
    • Wraith of Olympus: The Wraiths of Olympus appear in God of War III and work for the Olympian Gods. Unlike the Wraiths from previous games, they don't have straight blades for arms but human-like hands that hold curved blades that can be used as boomerangs.
  • Gorgons: Humanoid-sized, reptilian creatures with the heads, arms, and breasts of women and the bodies of snakes. Instead of hair, their heads are covered by masses of writhing asps. They emit beams of energy from their eyes which can turn living things to solid stone. In God of War III, some of these Gorgons are substantially largely and appear with a tan colored skin and can bind Kratos in there snake-like body.
    • Gorgon Queen: A type of Gorgon that is featured in God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War II.
    • Gorgon Assassin: A type of Gorgon that is featured in God of War and God of War II. They are faster and stronger than the standard Gorgons.
    • Gorgon Serpent: A larger type of Gorgon that appears in God of War III. Unlike the other Gorgons, this one has a rattle at the end of its tail.
  • Sirens: Creatures which resemble deformed women with long bangs obscuring their monstrous faces.
    • Desert Siren: A type of Siren that appears in God of War. Dressed in flowing white tunics, they float around the Desert of Lost Souls, singing songs to lure treasure hunters to them, and then killing said treasure hunters. Their death shrieks emit sonic waves.
    • Siren Widow: A type of Siren from God of War II. It resembles a dead floating woman.
    • Siren Seductress: A type of Siren from God of War III and one of the minions of the Olympian Gods.
  • Satyrs: Giant, humanoid goats 6–7 feet tall that walk about on their hind legs. Skilled warriors, they wear heavy armor and wield giant ornate staffs with large blades on either end, which they either use as axes or to attack with spinning motions. They are the most skilled enemies in the game in terms of hand-to-hand combat, and the most capable of putting up a sustained defense against Kratos' attacks.
    • Satyr Grenadier: These satyrs appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus. They resemble the actual satyrs, but carry a flask full of explosive materials.
    • Dark Satyr: These satyrs appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus. They resemble the satyrs earlier in the game, but have black skin and a skullish head. They are more aggressive than the standard satyrs.
    • Dark Satyr Grenadier: These satyrs appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus. They resemble the Satyr Grenadiers earlier in the game, but have black skin and a skullish head. They are more aggressive than the Satyr Grenadiers.
    • Hades Satyr: A fire-wreathed satyr that appears in God of War and is found in the Underworld.
    • Satyr Champion: A type of Satyr that appears in God of War II. They wield two axe-like swords.
  • Centaurs: In God of War, these servants of Hades only appear in the section of Pandora's Temple built to honor the Lord of the Underworld and in the pits of Hades itself. They are half human, half horse; their human half is a demonic, armored man from the head to the waist. The waist transitions into a horse's body, the human half of the centaur taking place of the horse's head and neck. They wield swords, spears and sometimes have bows and arrows which they shoot as they circle around Kratos.
    • Centaur General: A centaur who serves as a general for the Olympian army in God of War III. They have armor and wield spears as their weapons. Kratos encounters three Centaur Generals: One in the Tomb of Ares, one in Olympia, and one on the path to Tartarus.
  • Cerberus: Giant, three-headed demonic dogs about 8–10 feet tall that breathe fire. They are the most physically powerful enemy that Kratos faces aside from Cyclops. They can also spawn infant Cerberi, which rapidly mature into Cerberus if not killed. In God of War III, while in the Underworld, Kratos battles Cerberus that have burned skin. Kratos can also ride the unburnt Cerberi.
    • Cerberus Seeds: Tiny, puppy-like demonic dogs that breathe fire and are capable of curling themselves into a ball, engulfing themselves in fire, and lunging at an enemy. If left alive, they rapidly mature into Cerberus.
    • Cerberus Breeder: Cerberus Seeds can mature into Cerberus Breeders if they left alive. They can vomit out Cerberus Seeds that will become more Cerberus Breeders if they are left alive.
    • Wild Cerberus: A type of Cerberus that appears in God of War II. It is white colored and its three heads have horns. The middle head has the largest horns, the other two are basically just little nubs. Kratos only encounters this Cerberus in the Gardens of Lachesis on the Island of Creation.
    • Cerberus Mongrels: A type of Cerberus that appears in God of War III. It is the weakest breed of Cerberus.
    • Hades Cerberus: A type of Cerberus that appears in God of War III. They are larger than most Cerberi and are composed of fire. Two of them guard the entrance to Hades' Palace.
    • Hades Cerberus Whelp: A weak type of Cerberus that appears in God of War III. Some of them can be vomited out by the Hades Cerberus Breeder.
    • Hades Cerberus Breeder: The most powerful Cerberus who is the protector of the Chain of Balance.

God of War: Chains of OlympusEdit

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War: Chains of Olympus:

  • Persian Warrior: These are the standard troops of the Persian army that invades the city of Attica in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
  • Persian Archer: These are the ranged troops of the Persian army that invades the city of Attica in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
  • Basilisk: It's depicted as a giant fire-breathing lizard with a sail upon its back, a membrane between its front and back legs, and a spiked tail. Spotting a basilisk climbing over the city walls, Kratos gives chase through the city. In his final encounter with the basilisk, he snaps its jaw and then witnesses the sun fall from the sky, plunging the world in darkness.
  • Banshee: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Banshees are depicted as beautiful yet decaying women with snake tails in place of their legs. The Banshees appear after Morpheus' Fog took over the land.
  • Morpheus Beast: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Morpheus Beast is a creature that resembles a gigantic gray smilodon with a human-like face and is partially concealed in dark fog.
  • Hoplite: The Hoplites are the counterparts of the Undead Legionnaires that appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Hoplite Archer: A bow and arrow-wielding Hoplite that appears in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
    • Shielded Hoplite: A bronze shield-carrying Hoplite that appears in God of War: Chains of Olympus.
  • Shade: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Shades are among the creatures shown in the Black Fog of Morpheus.
  • Shade Archer: In God of War: Chains of Olymus, these Shades wield the bow and arrow. They are also among the creatures shown in the Black Fog of Morpheus.
  • Hyperion Guard: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Hyperion Guards reside in the Temple of Helios. From the waist up, they appear to be a muscular warrior with thick bronze gauntlets and a bronze helmet. From the waist down, they are composed of nothing but flames, and move by quickly floating/gliding about.
  • Fire Guard: These enemies appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus. They appear as flaming men, adorned in decorative bronze armor, who wield a pair of fiery swords as their weapons.
    • Fire Sentry: These enemies appear in God of War: Chains of Olympus. They appear almost the same as Fire Guards except that instead of wielding two flaming swords, they wear a large bronze gauntlet on their right hand, which allows them to summon fireballs.
  • Death Knight: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Death Knights reside in the Underworld. They resemble the Hyperion Guard except that their armor, shield, and mace are composed of black iron rather than bronze, and the lower part of their body is composed of sickly green underworld flames.
  • Sphinx: In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Sphinx is an enemy that Kratos encounters in the Temple of Persephone. In this game, it resembles the Morpheus Beast except that it is not covered in fog, has a stronger body, has brownish fur, and can breathe fire.

God of WarEdit

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War:

  • Undead Legionnaires: Ares' army of the undead from God of War. Dressed in the armor of ancient Greek warriors, they appear as demonic zombies. A frequently encountered enemy, they sometimes come in clusters and are quite varied: early on they wear little armor and wield short swords
    • Cursed Legionnaires: A type of Undead Legionnaire that appears in God of War. They wield larger swords and wearing heavier armor
    • Legionnaire Captain: A type of Undead Legionnaire that appears in God of War. They wield a broadsword and a scythe.
    • Fallen Legionnaires: A type of Undead Legionnaire from God of War that wields a spiked sword.
    • Magic Legionnaires: A type of Undead Legionnaire from God of War that wields a sword and a large magic shield.
    • Hades Legionnaires: A type of Undead Legionnaire from God of War that resembles the Legionnaire Captain, but is wreathed in flames and is found in the Underworld. They appear again in God of War II when Kratos climbs Atlas.
    • Undead Archers: A unique variety of Undead Legionnaires from God of War. they engage Kratos in combat by attacking him from afar with flaming arrows that explode on impact, and carry no swords, shields, or other melee equipment. They usually appear either in pairs or in groups. Though their arrows are strong, and Kratos can easily be killed in a barrage of them, the archers are among the physically weakest of the legionnaires when engaged in hand-to-hand combat.
      • Hades Archer: A version of the Undead Archer that appears in God of War and is found in the Underworld.
  • Hydra: The Hydra (Also known as The Hydra King) is a massive sea serpent roughly the size of a small island, controlling smaller serpents (Also known as Hydra heads, but are not connected to the Hydra itself). The serpents the Hydra controls are less powerful and much smaller. As the game's main narrative begins, Kratos has been assigned by Poseidon to kill the beast which has been challenging his sovereignty by destroying ships and killing sailors. It can be seen attacking Kratos' Fleet in which Kratos is on. Kratos kills the beast by impaling its head to the ship's mast after it eats the ships captain and takes the Key of the Captain, and then continues in his quest to Athens.
  • Pandora's Guardian: A 20 foot tall undead Minotaur wearing nearly impenetrable armor. It guards the tomb of the Architect's son in the segment of the Temple of Pandora dedicated to Hades. It was placed there as a final test to anyone who had made it that far through the temple in an attempt to claim Pandora's Box. Kratos kills it by first chipping away its armor and then firing the ballista at it, impaling it to a door.
  • Vultures: Scavenger birds that appear in God of War. They are shown scavenging the dead bodies that the Harpies haven't collected yet. When Kratos kills a vulture, it release Green Orbs.

God of War: Ghost of SpartaEdit

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War: Ghost of Sparta:

  • Automaton: A mechanical construction. They serve as the artificial guardians of Atlantis and are controlled by Lanaeus.
  • Dredge of Boreas: A horned icy monster that Kratos primarily encounters them upon the icy cliffs of Mount Aroania in God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
    • Boreas Spawn: These creatures emerge when Kratos removes the icy flesh from the Dredge of Boreas.
  • Geryon: A four-armed creature that carries a giant metal orb that shoots lightning.
  • Piraeus Lion: A lion that was unleashed onto Kratos by a dissenter that is loyal to Ares.
  • Raven: A flock of ravens serve as minions to Erinys and Thanatos.
  • Scylla: A giant sea monster that Kratos fights during his time in Atlantis.
    • Scylla Brood: The small spider-like offspring of Scylla.
  • Triton Soldlers: A race of fishmen that serve as the soldiers of Atlantis. They wield trident-like spears.
    • Triton Assassins: The ranged versions of the Triton Soldiers. They can throw magic blades.
    • Triton Lord: The elite soldiers of the Triton Army.

God of War: BetrayalEdit

Main article: God of War: Betrayal

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War: Betrayal:

  • Argos: The multi-eyed monster and Hera's favorite pet. This beast appears to stop Kratos' war campaign. Kratos fights the beast during his journey through a besieged city usually forcing it to retreat. Eventually, Kratos crushes Argos into a sewer where it is killed by the blades of an unknown Assassin.
  • Dead Riders: Undead Horsemen that appear in God of War: Betrayal. They collect the souls of the humans on the battlefield. The skeleton figure riding the undead horse appears to be somewhat "bounded" to its mount. When Kratos takes out the front legs of the undead horses, the Dead Riders are unable to move on their own.

God of War IIEdit

Main article: God of War II

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War II:

  • Rhodes Soldiers: These warriors are mere mortals and are no match even for weakened Kratos. They appear in the City of Rhodes in God of War II.
  • Rhodes Archers: Archers of the Rhodes army. They appear in the City of Rhodes in God of War II.
  • Colossus of Rhodes: As the first boss in God of War II, it is brought to life by Zeus (in the form of an Eagle) who drains some of Kratos' power and gives it to the statue. As Kratos fights his way through the city, the Colossus attempts to destroy him, but Kratos fights back several times and destroys it from the outside. Upon draining his Power into the Blade of Olympus, Kratos then fights the Colossus from within. When completely drained of its power, the Colossus begins to collapse, and Kratos escapes through the mouth onto a platform. He is then crushed and nearly killed by the hand of the falling Colossus but Kratos gets up weakened.
  • Hades Fiend: A fiery undead female corpse that appears in God of War II.
  • Giant Raven: A large bird that appears in God of War II. It attacks Kratos two times when he is on Pegasus. Kratos can slay it by jumping onto its back and breaking it's neck.
  • Griffins: In God of War II, Griffins appear as enemies when Kratos rides the Pegasus to reach the Island of Creation. They are fast creatures, armed with talons and a sword-like tail. Capable of high altitude flight and attack, Griffins are usually seen carrying armed passengers such as Fates Sentries.
  • Dark Rider: This warrior pilots the Dark Griffin and is the leader of Griffin Riders. Armed with the Spear of Destiny, he protects the Island of Creation from any trespassers. Kratos fights him in the sky near the island, and kills the Rider using his own Spear of Destiny. Kratos later find the Dark Griffin dead, impaled with the Spear of Destiny in which Kratos takes for his own.
  • Fates Sentries: The standard minions/protectors of the Fates that appear in God of War II. From the waist up they appear as a lightly armored, decaying human, and from the waist down they have hairy legs and hoofed feet.
    • Fates Guardians: The stronger minions/protectors of the Fates that appear in God of War II. They are dressed in red armor, carry battle axes as weapons, and are more difficult to defeat.
    • Griffin Rider: In God of War II, the Griffin Riders are a type of Fates Sentry that ride Griffins and are led by the Dark Rider.
  • Fates Juggernauts: A metal-armored, massive flair-wielding warrior that appears in God of War II. It is the strongest minions/protectors of the Fates.
    • Hades Juggernaut: A counterpart of the Fates Juggernaut that appears in God of War II. It wears dark black armor and wields a different weapon.
  • Cursed Archer: A counterpart of the Undead Archer that appears in God of War II.
  • Cursed Remains: These resurrected skeletons can only be defeated by being completely destroyed. Kratos encounters these skeletons throughout his journey on the Island of Creation in God of War II.
  • Mole Cerberus: In God of War II, this is a large strong black three-headed Cerberus. Kratos discovers it has partially eaten Jason of the Argonauts. During the fight, the Cerberus eats one of Jason's arms that hold the Golden Fleece, restoring some of its' energy and strength. It attacks Kratos by leaping and clawing at him. It also has the ability to spit Fireballs, and breathe waves of flames. Kratos had to retrieve the Golden Fleece from within the beast. He first stabbed two of the heads, then breaks its mouth open nearly killing it. He finally sticks his hand inside the last mouth, ripping the Fleece out from inside of him, thus killing it completely.
  • Wild Boars: Aggressive creatures native to the Island of Creation in God of War II.
  • Rabid Hounds: Monstrous dogs that guards the Island of Creation in God of War II. They often accompany the Wild Cerberus.
  • Nymphs: In God of War II, Nymphs are depicted as large bluish bugs with four pairs of wings.
    • Hades Nymph: A fiery counterpart of the Nymph that appears in God of War II.
  • Beast Lord: A short, armored creature in a horned helmet that appears in God of War II. They can summon Cyclops Berserkers to aid them in battle.
  • Barbarian Mercenary: A reanimated Barbarian corpse that appears in God of War II. They are usually summoned by the Barbarian King's hammer.
  • High Priests of the Fates: Priests wearing animal pelts that appear in God of War II. They can teleport short distances and summon other monsters like Minotaur Grunts and Fates Guardians to attack Kratos.
  • Kraken: The Kraken is a ferocious fishman-like beast with several tentacles and a vicious appetite. After Kratos battled and killed the Last Spartan, the Kraken appears. The Kraken attacks Kratos by slamming at him with its giant tentacles, and by spitting slime at him from its mouth, it was also quite strong due to its size. In the ensuing battle, Kratos used the body of his former comrade to aid him with a pressure platform, as he was able to cut the tentacles from the Kraken's body. In the end, Kratos then kills the monster by impaling it through the mouth with an expandable bridge. Doing this also makes a path for Kratos to reach the Phoenix.

God of War IIIEdit

Main article: God of War III

The following enemies are exclusive to God of War III:

  • Olympus Sentries: The standard, sword-wielding soldiers of the Olympian Gods that appear in God of War III. They are similar to the Undead Legionnaires that served Ares except that they work for the Olympian Gods.
    • Olympus Legionnaire: The gold-armored, axe-wielding soldiers of the Olympian Gods that appear in God of War III.
    • Olympus Fiends: The female soldiers of the Olympian Gods that appear in God of War III.
    • Olympus Archers: Archers of the Olympian Gods that appear in God of War III.
    • Olympus Guardians: The soldiers of the Olympian Gods that appear in God of War III. They wield shields that are made of onyx.
    • Olympus Sentinels: The strongest versions of the Olympus Legionnaires that appear in God of War III. They wield spears and onyx shields.
  • Hippocampus: In this game, the Hippocampus is a water-based horse-like steed of Poseidon with crab-like legs and a long snake-like tail. At the beginning of God of War III, Poseidon knocks one Titan off Mount Olympus and a lot of them are summoned to pull the Titans off Mt. Olympus. One Hippocampus attacks Gaia in which Kratos must defeat. When defeating it, Kratos rips its jaw off. Gaia is also attacked again by another Hippocampus that Kratos kills, this time causing one of its crab-like legs to stab through its heart. The third Hippocampus is successfully grabbed by Gaia and a fourth one appears when Poseidon shows up to attack Kratos. Those two Hippocampi later latch onto Gaia during the fight. The remaining Hippocampi dissolve when Poseidon is defeated.
  • Feral Hounds: Small brown aggressive dogs that appear in God of War III.
  • Bronze Talos: Massive new enemies in God of War III, they're brutal, animated statues of gold.
  • Stone Talos: Stone counterparts of the Bronze Talos that appear in God of War III.
  • Chimera: In God of War III, the Chimera bears a lion's face on its "chest," with the three-horned, demonic-looking goat's head as the "normal" one on top of the lion head, and the snake in its usual position as the tail. Oddly enough, its front limbs end in long fingers and talons quite unlike any of its three components animals. It is first confronted before Kratos causes Helios to be crushed in the hand of the titan Perses and being thrown against the cliff. Kratos fights another pair of Chimeras at the Gates of Tisiphone when on the way to Tartarus.
  • Skorpius: Queen of the Scorpions, Skorpius dwells deep within the caverns below Mount Olympus. She has Onyx crystals infused into parts of her exoskeleton, which can only be broken with the Nemean Cestus. Kratos encounters Skorpius before his attempt to solve The Labyrinth and save Pandora. Shattering the onyx crystals around the beast's legs cripples it, allowing Kratos to inflict further damage to the head. As Kratos fights Skorpius, he must also fend off her brood that swarm in to defend their Queen. Kratos kills Skorpius by grabbing her own stinger, pulling it straight through her head. After she has been crystallized by her own stinger, Kratos can destroy her to receive the Boreas Icestorm.
    • Skorpius Spawn: The countless offspring of Skorpius that appears in God of War III.

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