The house of atreus

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The house of atreus

God of War Kratos is the main protagonist of the God of War series. Contents Biography Early life See also: Like all Spartan youth, Kratos was monitored and trained for combat by the Spartan authorities; those who were deemed fit were to stay and be trained as Spartan warriors, while those who were deemed unfit would be sent to the mountains probably Mount Taygetos to fend for themselves.

Already feisty and aggressive at a young age, Kratos trained together with his younger brother, Deimosas they dreamed of joining the Spartan army when they grew up. Around this time, Zeus began to hear prophecies foretelling his demise at the hands of one of his sons, a "marked warrior".

Hoping to circumvent the cycle of patricide before it was too late, Zeus sent Ares and Athena to hunt down and dispose of the boy who would one day rise up against him.

Kratos tried to save his brother, but Ares punched him into a pile of wood, leaving him with a permanent scar over his right eye. The Goddess reminded Ares that they had what they were looking for, and apologized to Kratos before disappearing into the flames. The loss of his brother left an indelible mark on Kratos, as he vowed to never falter again.

As Kratos came of age, he became a respected member of the Spartan army, eventually marrying Lysandra and siring a daughter, Calliope. Quest for the Ambrosia and Rising through the Ranks of The Spartan Army Shortly after her birth, Calliope contracted a plague, causing the Spartan authorities to deem her weak.

Spartan law required that she be thrown into a chasm and left to die. Determined to save his daughter, Kratos set out on a journey for the Ambrosia after hearing from an elder of its exceptional healing capabilities.

But unbeknownst to Kratos, Ares had chosen him to be his champion in the wager of the Gods, a contest with the ultimate goal being the capture of the Ambrosia; the victor would have statues erected in their honor all throughout Greece.

A battalion of Spartans accompanied Kratos on his quest, including Captain Nikos.

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Along the way, he encountered a healer who gave him the Flames of Apollo. Enraged at Kratos for costing him the wager, Poseidon unleashed a handful of hazards at sea in the hopes of killing him, but failed. In fear that Kratos would defeat his champion, Alrikthe Barbarian King, Hades sent a torrent of fire through the sky.

After a grueling battle between the two leaders, Kratos successfully captured the Ambrosia at the cost of his own men and summoned an army of Rocs to continuously torture Alrik. At some point after becoming captain, Kratos would command a young soldier named Atreus who remained hopeful even in the darkest times.

Birth of the Ghost As a general, Kratos won battles through brutal, but effective tactics. However, his pride and hunger for power grew greater with every victory. Outnumbered and overpowered, the Spartans quickly found themselves on the losing end of the battle, with Kratos himself left at the mercy of Alrik the Barbarian Kingwho sought revenge against Kratos for inadvertently causing the death of his father.

Ares accepted the offer, proceeding to kill all of the Barbarians, including Alrik, and giving Kratos the Blades of Chaos as a sign of his servitude. For a time, Kratos served Ares loyally, raiding villages, slaughtering innocents, and spreading chaos in his name. Stricken with horror and grief at what he had done, Kratos left the bodies of his family to be burned within the temple, ultimately renouncing his allegiance to the God of War.

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The oracle cursed Kratos, forcing him to forever wear the ashes of his dead family on his skin. To other mortals, he was now marked by his ghostly white skin - the knowledge of his past actions often repulsed them to the point where they would rather die than allow him to save their lives. He became known as the personification of cruelty and selfishness.

Word of this metamorphosis would spread even outside of Greece as Norse god and advisor to OdinMimir who would become a future ally to Kratos himself would later on instantly recognise who Kratos was. Redemption and Vengeance See also: Meanwhile, Kratos finds himself in the abandoned village of Kirra, where he is trapped in an illusion of his home in Sparta, with his blood oath inhibiting memories of him killing his wife and daughter.

Kratos then traveled back to Kirra, where he encountered Orkos once again. The oath keeper revealed that he is the son of Ares and Alecto, one of the three Furies.

As Zeus had forbidden the Gods from waging war on one another, Ares sought to breed a warrior capable of destroying Zeus in his stead, so that Ares may usurp him and rule Olympus for himself.House Of Atreus by James F. Bohan Using clear language and unconventional examples, this book argues that abortion is not merely a medical or religious issue, but one that goes to the very heart of our conception of human rights.5/5(1).

The House of Atreus begins with Tantalus. Tantalus was a son of Zeus who enjoyed cordial relations with the gods until he decided to slay his son Pelops and feed him . The House of Atreus was the name given to the cursed family line of Atreus, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.

The curse on the House of Atreus started generations earlier though with . Background to the house of Atreus. Adapted from Morford, Mark P.O. & Lenardon, Robert J. Classical Mythology, 5 th ed.

London , pp. Pelops and Tantalus. The ancestor of the family of Atreus was Pelops, son of Tantalus, who came from Asia Minor as a suitor for the hand of Hippodamia, daughter of Oenomaüs, king of Pisa, whose territory included Olympia.

Atreus, in Greek legend, the son of Pelops of Mycenae and his wife, Hippodamia. Atreus was the elder brother of Thyestes and was the king of Mycenae. The story of his family—the House of Atreus—is virtually unrivaled in antiquity for complexity and corruption.

The members of the House of Bluth, joined in a roundelay of ethical, emotional, and sexual dysfunction, could tutor the House of Atreus in bad behavior, so this is a family show not for family viewing.

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