Kratos (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Kratos or Cratus (Ancient Greek: Κράτος, English translation: "power") is the son of Pallas and Styx and the personification of strength and power.[1][2] Kratos and his siblings—Nike ("victory"), Bia ("force"), and Zelus ("zeal")—are the winged enforcers (sky tides) of the Olympian God Zeus. He makes an appearance in Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, in which he is one of the trio that binds the titular Titan, the other two being Hephaestus and Bia.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Kratos is the protagonist's name in the God of War video game series for Sony's PlayStation consoles. This Kratos, however, has no relation to the mythological Kratos, with two exceptions. In the mythology, Kratos binds Prometheus, where in the video game God of War II, Kratos frees Prometheus. The video game Kratos is also the personification of power and strength and is revealed to be the son of Zeus.,[4] he also appeared in the videogame PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a God Of War representation along with his father Zeus. Kratos is a character in the forthcoming movie Victrix cast as UFC star Michael Bisping. This Kratos is a Macedonian Elite Silver Shield warrior, Roman arena Gladiator and bodyguard to Goddess Morrigan. Victrix on IMDB

Cratos is the name of the most expensive hotel investment in Cyprus island that is located in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus.


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 383 ff
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9
  3. ^ Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 1 ff
  4. ^ God of War: Unearthing the Legend. SCE Santa Monica Studio. 

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