God of the sea and rivers, creator of storms and floods, and the bringer of earthquakes and destruction. Poseidon was perhaps the most disruptive of all the ancient Greek gods, not only for mortals but also to Zeus’ peaceful reign on Mount Olympus. To the Romans, he was known as Neptunus or Neptune.
Ares is the Greek god of war. Unlike the more strategically-oriented Athena, Ares’ domain is the physical, violent, and untamed aspects of warfare. He famously seduced Aphrodite, unsuccessfully fought with Hercules, and enraged Poseidon by killing his son Halirrhothios. He offers boons to Zagreus, which can increase his ability damage, inflict his signature Status Curse, Doom, or create Blade Rifts which deal rapid damage to enemies who walk into them.
Goddess of wisdom, war and the crafts, and favourite daughter of Zeus. Athena was, perhaps, the wisest, most courageous, and certainly the most resourceful of the Olympian gods. She offers boons to Zagreus that cause his abilities to Deflect enemy attacks. In addition, she also offers boons that reduce damage or increase other defensive options.
The god of sky and thunder, he is the ruler of the Olympian Gods. Often referred to as the Father, as the god of thunder and the ‘cloud-gatherer’, he controlled the weather, offered signs and omens and generally dispensed justice, guaranteeing order amongst both the gods and humanity from his seat high on Mt. Olympus.
He offers boons to Zagreus which give his abilities chain lightning or lightning strikes. His signature Status Curse is Jolted, which causes enemies to inflict damage to themselves when they attack, consuming the Curse.
Hermes is the Olympian God of commerce, trickery, and travel, as well as the messenger of the gods and conductor of souls into the afterlife (called a psychopomp). One of the cleverest and most mischievous of the Olympian gods, he was the patron of shepherds, invented the lyre. But was, above all, the herald and messenger of Mt. Olympus. So much so that he came to symbolise the crossing of boundaries in his role as a guide between the two realms of gods and humanity. To the Romans, he was known as the god Mercury.
Chaos is the origin of everything, the empty, unfathomable space at the beginning of time. Personified as a female, Chaos was the primal feature of the universe, a shadowy realm of mass and energy from which much of what is powerful (and mostly negative and dark) in the world would stem forth. In Hades, she is the void from which Nyx and the Titans arose.