|Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance|
|Created by||Suzette Doctolero|
|Written by||Joseph Balboa
Anna Aleta Nadela
|Directed by||Gil Tejada Jr.|
Alessandra de Rossi
|Opening theme||Hade by Bayang Barrios|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||50|
|Executive producer(s)||Winnie Hollis Reyes
Mona C. Mayuga
|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 aired on February 20, 2006.
Being a prequel to Encantadia, the story takes place before the events in Encantadia, although it is technically a continuation of the story of the Encantadia series, because the story plot of Etheria starts with the four elemental Sang'gres (Pirena (Sunshine Dizon), Amihan (Iza Calzado), Alena (Karylle) and Danaya (Diana Zubiri) and Ybrahim (Dingdong Dantes) going back to the past 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 (Francine Prieto) 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 Hourglass, was lost and ultimately forgotten as time passed.
The prophecy was fulfilled. The last Sang'gre was born and the Golden Hourglass was discovered. Etheria was about to rise again from the ashes and become the mighty kingdom it used to be.
Encantadia is in trouble, as the four Sang'gres of Lireo must travel back in time to ancient Encantadia, destroy the Golden Hourglass, and save the present. They must also find the lost Sang'gre to stop Avria's centuries-old plan to dominate the world.
But things would not be easy, as the Golden Hourglass is guarded by four guardians who come from the four tribes of Etheria: Hera Volo, Hera Sensa, Hera Aega and Hera Andal.
Four kingdoms against four tribes. Four Sang'res against four Etherians. One Golden Hourglass that will determine the fate of two worlds.
- Iza Calzado as Sang'gre Amihan
- Sunshine Dizon as Sang'gre Pirena
- Karylle as Reyna Alena
- Diana Zubiri as Reyna Danaya
- Dingdong Dantes as Haring Ybrahim / Ybarro / Alexus
- Francine Prieto as Reyna Avria
- Alessandra de Rossi as Hera Andora
- Pauleen Luna as Hera Odessa
- Jopay Paguia as Hera Juvila
- Nadine Samonte as young Mine-a
- Dennis Trillo as young Raquim
- Ping Medina as young Hagorn
- Empress Schuck as young Cassiopea
- Alfred Vargas as Amarro
- 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 Bathala Emre
- Angel Aquino as Bathaluman 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
- Frank Garcia as Xenos
- KC Montero as Eldrin
- Neil Ryan Sese as Viktu
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 noble 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 bathalas/bathalumans (deities) Emre, his brother Arde, and sister 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 deities 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 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 extensive knowledge of the healing arts and sorcery.
The Four Herans in Book 3
When Etheria was destroyed, the goddess of the kingdom, Ether, flew around her kingdom which was all destroyed to find the Four Herans. She found them all and kept their spirits in a crystal ball and brought them to the future. The Crystal ball broke, their spirits were free and they hid in the ruined 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.
- Hade (Etheria Main Theme)
- Asshenti (Love Theme)
- Ivo (Lireo Hymn/National Anthem)
- Re-arranged by: Ariel Hugo
- Etheria on iGMA.tv
- Etheria at the Internet Movie Database
- Encantadia on GMA Worldwide Inc. Website
- Etheria on GMA Worldwide Inc. Website