|“||You think this garden is not protected? Your brute strength may have bested Hercules. But your simple mind will never find a way out. I look forward to watching you die here, as an old man.||”|
–Hera to Kratos
In God of War IIIEdit
On his way back to the Labyrinth, Kratos entered the garden where he found a drunken Hera laying on the grass and trying to revive her flowers to no avail. In despair, she blamed Kratos for the murder of the Gods and her beloved plants, then told him that his simple mind wouldn't find a way out and looked forward to watching him die in the garden as an old man. Kratos grabbed the Chalice that Hera had thrown moments earlier and moved on.
In search of an exit, Kratos stepped on a pressure plate found in the middle of the garden, thus activated the Stone of Hyperion in both the Chalice and the Statue. That changed the view of perception which allowed him to see newly formed paths and stairs. Later on, when he was confronted by Hera, and ignored her taunts and insults, but not before she called Pandora a "whore", in anger Kratos grabbed the Goddess and snapped her neck, which killed her, and caused all plant life in the garden and presumably on Earth to wither and die. After he reached the end of the garden, Kratos broke the stone, which deactivated the effects of the statue, and crossed the chasm in order to reach the entrance to the Labyrinth.
- Aphrodite's Chamber could be found in the Upper Parts of the garden as well as Poseidon's Chamber.
- If the condition was "having the sight of a god," it was unknown why Kratos did not simply use his Godly Powers in order to escape, but most likely it was decision of the developers in order to have a longer playtime, rather than using logic, since Zeus, who was consumed with Fear, did not try to stop his son at least a greater danger (such as having accessible the power of Pandora's Box) would be around.