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Olympians

The Olympian Gods.

The Olympians (sing. Olympian, also known as the Olympian Gods) are the third and current supreme rulers of the universe who reside on Mount Olympus having taken control of the world from the Titans by force during a long and terrible war.

In the games, they serve as allies to Zagreus and Melinoë, granting them their powerful boons to help them.

History

Origins

The six eldest Olympians were born from two Titans families; Hades, Poseidon and Zeus are the sons of Chronos, while Hestia, Demeter and Hera are the daughters of Hyperion and Theia, they rebelled against the rule of Chronos starting a war between the Gods and Titans due to Chronos' tyrannical rule. The gods wielded the Infernal Arms which gave them an advantage over the titans. Chronos and his ilk were ultimately defeated and sliced into many pieces which were cast off in Tartarus so that they could never regenerate again.

After the war, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades drew lots to divided the world. Zeus gained the Heavens and Poseidon the Seas while Hades received the Underworld.

Hades

In Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, Artemis, Dionysus and Hermes help Zagreus in his escape of the Underworld by providing their boons to him as they believed that he wanted to join them on Mount Olympus unaware that he was actually searching for his true mother, Persephone.

After the epilogue, they continue to help Zagreus on his new job of testing the defenses of the Underworld.

Before Hades II

Before the events of Hades II, the Olympians lost contact with Hades and his family. At first, many of them assume that Hades was just in one of his foul moods but found it strange that neither Persephone or Zagreus reached out to them. To their horror, they discovered that Chronos had returned and taken control of the Underworld. Chronos opened the gates of the Underworld allowing the dead to roam free which many of them became loyal to him and attacked Mount Olympus. The Olympians managed to repelled the various attacks from Chronos and his army but this has only caused the conflict to become a stalemate as they could not reach the Titan in his new domain.

While searching for a possible advantage over Chronos, Artemis and Hermes discovered the Crossroads and with it Hecate and Melinoë, the second child of Hades and Persephone. Hecate made them keep Melinoë's existence a secret from the other Olympians until she was ready to confront Chronos.

After Melinoë had completed her training, Artemis told Apollo about Melinoë who then proceeded to inform the rest of his kin.

Hades II

In Hades II, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Hestia, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus and Hermes help Melinoë in her attempts to defeat Chronos by providing their boons to her as they see her as their hope to end the Titan.

Ares, Athena and Dionysus do not provide their boons as Athena is busy, Ares is unavailable or Dionysus is unwilling to help.

Known Olympians

1st Generation

  • Zeus - God of the Skies; King of the Olympians.
  • Hera - Goddess of Marriage; Queen of the Olympians.
  • Poseidon - God of the Seas.
  • Demeter - Goddess of Seasons.
  • Hestia - Goddess of Flame.

2nd Generation

Others

Trivia

  • Although chthonic by work, Hades is still Olympian by blood.
    • Likewise, Persephone and Hermes are also considered partly chthonic given their ties to the Underworld.

Myth Facts

  • The six elder Olympians are the children of Cronus and Rhea while Hyperion and Theia were just the parents of Helios, Selene and Eos.
  • Persephone is actually the daughter of Zeus and Demeter making her a full goddess unlike the games where she is half mortal due to having a mortal father.
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