|Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia|
|Created by||Suzette Doctolero|
Alessandra De Rossi
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||50|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Original run||December 12, 2005 – February 17, 2006|
|Followed by||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas|
Etheria is a Filipino fantasy television series that was produced by GMA Network. The full title of the series is Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia (English: Etheria: The Fifth Kingdom of Encantadia), referring to Encantadia, its predecessor series. Etheria ran for 50 episodes from December 12, 2005 to February 17, 2006, and then gave way to the telefantasya franchise's next incarnation Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas, which began to air the following February 20.
The setting takes place before the events in Encantadia thus it may be considered as a prequel to Encantadia. It is also a sequel, a continuation of the story of the Encantadia series, because the story plot of Etheria starts with the four elemental Sang'gres (Pirena, Amihan, Alena and Danaya) and Ybarro going back in time when Etheria was in its full glory.
Back when Encantadia was a young world, there was a kingdom called Etheria. The strong and powerful kingdom was ruled by Queen Avria who wanted control the neighboring kingdoms of Lireo, Sapiro, Adamya and Hathoria.
The neighboring kingdoms, however, banded together and attempted to defeat the forces of Etheria.
Avria would not be defeated easily even as her kingdom succumbed. The queen swore that Etheria would return to power once the last Sang'gre is born.
Meanwhile Etheria's most powerful weapon, the Golden Clock, was lost and ultimately forgotten as time passed.
The prophecy was fulfilled. The last Sang'gre was born and the Golden Clock was discovered. Etheria was about to rise again from the ashes and become the mighty kingdom it used to be.
Encantadia is in trouble. The four Sang'gres of Lireo must travel back in time to ancient Encantadia, destroy the Golden Clock and save the present. They must also get the lost Sang'gre to stop Avria's centuries-old plan to dominate the world.
It would not be easy. The Golden Clock is guarded by four custodians who come from the four tribes of Etheria: Hera Volo, Hera Sensa, Hera Aega and Hera Andal.
Four kingdoms against four Hera's. Four Sang'res against four Etherians. One Golden Clock that will determine the fate of two worlds.
- Iza Calzado as Sang'gre Amihan
- Karylle as Reyna Alena
- Diana Zubiri as Reyna Danaya
- Sunshine Dizon as Sang'gre Pirena
- Jopay Paguia as Hera Juvila
- Francine Prieto as Reyna Avria
- Alessandra de Rossi as Hera Andora
- Pauleen Luna as Hera Odessa
- Cindy Curleto as Cassiopea
- Henry Mendoza as Prince Calixtro
- Dennis Trillo as young Raquim
- Nadine Samonte as young Mine-a
- Alfred Vargas as Amarro
- Empress Schuck as young Cassiopea
- Ping Medina as young Hagorn
- Sid Lucero as young Asval
- Aiza Marquez as young Gurna
- Mike "Pekto" Nacua as Banak
- Rainier Castillo as Nakba
- Ella Guevara as Cassandra
- BJ Forbes as young Aquil
- Paolo Paraiso as Animus
- Tirso Cruz III as Barkus
- Daniel Fernando as Cilatus
- Gary Estrada as Meno
- Justin Cuyugan as Arkrey
- Noni Buencamino as Bartimus
- Michael Flores as Arvak
- Tonton Gutierrez as Memen
- Glydel Mercado as Ornia
- Cindy Kurleto as Cassiopea
- Chinggoy Alonzo as Evades
- Raymond Bagatsing as Emre
- Angel Aquino as Ether
- Rachel Lobangco as As'nan
- Maricel Morales as Ora
- Arthur Solinap as Muros
- Benjie Paras as Wahid
- Noel Urbano as the voice of Imaw/Aegen
- Ryan Eigenmann as Marvus
- Neil Ryan Sese as Viktu
- Frank Garcia as Xenos
- K. C. Montero as Eldrin
The Kingdom of Etheria
Etheria is the oldest and most powerful kingdom in Encantadia where the mythical sword Kabilan was found and made war with the other kingdoms like Adamya, Sapiro, Hathoria, and the newly founded kingdom of Lireo. Animus, an Etherian agent from Hera Sensa, was responsible for the deaths of Memen and Ornia, the parents of Cassiopea, hence the three other kingdoms sympathize with her and declared war against Etheria. This united effort of the four kingdoms helped Cassiopea defeat Etheria.
The world of Encantadia was created when the three major bathaluman (deities) Arde, his brother Emre and Ether were cast out of the heavens (not to be mistaken for the "heaven" of Judeo-Christian canon) for remaining neutral during the first civil war. They arrived in a strange, uninhabited land and claimed it for themselves. The three bathaluman decided to name the new world Encantadia.
Working together, the three deities transformed the barren land into a paradise, populating it with both offspring and creations like the many creatures that inhabit the Encantadian wilds.
Relations between the three masters of Encantadia were genial at first, until Ether and Arde broke the cardinal rule: never fall in love. Emre cursed them by turning Ether into a giant snake. Arde was banished to limbo, transformed into a dragon-like beast tasked to forever safeguard the boundaries between the world of the living and Devas, the world of the dead.
Because of her horrific and feral form, most of the citizens of Encantadia grew to fear Ether and shunned her. Others, in awe and fear of her new power, came to worship the bathaluman, who in turn granted them her power and protection. They became the first citizens of Etheria.
Etheria was made up of four tribes, or Hera, with the members of each house possessing a unique ability associated with their house. Hera Andal, the ruling house, possess dominion over life and death through their knowledge of the healing arts and sorcery.
The Four Herans in Book 3
When Etheria was destroyed, the goddess of that kingdom, Ether, flew around her kingdom which was all destroyed to find the Four heran. She found them all and kept their spirits in a crystal ball and brought them to the future. The Crystal ball broke and their spirits were free and they hid in Hera Andal. They practiced fighting and were plotting something evil so they may try and steal the four jewels (because their powers were too weak compared to the sang'gres powers) so Etheria may once again rise back in glory.
- Etheria on iGMA.tv
- Etheria at the Internet Movie Database
- Encantadia on GMA Worldwide Inc. Website
- Etheria on GMA Worldwide Inc. Website