|“||You must find the sirens, Kratos. Only they can guide you to Cronos, the Titan||”|
The Sirens are powerful female monsters that appear throughout the God of War series.
In Greek MythologyEdit
In Greek myth, the Sirens were a group of beautiful women who lived on an island in the sea, and sang songs to lure sailors to their death. In The Odyssey, Odysseus sails past them on his journey home; and it is said that the Sirens are compelled to die if a man can hear them without being lured. Jason and his Argonauts also sailed past them on their quest for the Golden Fleece. The Sirens were the daughters of Phorkys and are the sisters of Scylla, Charybdis and the Gorgons. The Sirens were the maids of Persephone but when they did not help her when she was taken by Hades, Demeter transformed them into ugly birds with the heads of women. When Odysseus survived their song, the sirens threw themselves into the sea. Most turned into rocks but others survived and became mermaids.
In the God of War SeriesEdit
In the God of War series, Sirens appear as very young and beautiful women.
When a close up is seen it is revealed that a Sirens' face is decomposing under their long hair. Sirens are not found too often in the God of War series, but if encountered, they usually come in pairs and attack Kratos with a variety of magical abilities. Sirens are first encountered in God of War when Kratos is wandering the Desert of Lost Souls (see Desert Sirens). Afterwards, they are encountered throughout Pandora's Temple as well. In God of War II Sirens are seen less often than in the first game, but they do appear at a few spots throughout the Island of Creation. Kratos can damage a Siren by grabbing it and slamming its head several times into the ground. After weakening them enough, he can kill them by piercing his blades into their breasts and then swinging and slamming them over his head and into the ground.
Siren SibylEditThe Siren Sibyl are seen in God of War: Ascension making them the first Siren Kratos has fought against. They appear to him as half naked women with a Glasgow smile and horrible teeth. They use electric attacks against Kratos as an electric wail and throwing lightning bolts at Kratos. She also teleport over small distances. They are finished in a way similar to the deaths for the Widow and Seductress, but with the difference that after Kratos have smashed them several times against the ground, he kills them with his feet, instead of throwing them away and later snap their backs.
|“||There is safe passage through the deadly sands, but only those who hear and follow the Sirens' song will discover it.||”|
The Desert Sirens are a trio of Sirens who wander the sand-swept Desert of Lost Souls. When Kratos comes to the desert, Athena tells him that he must find and destroy all three of the Desert Sirens, in order to find Cronos. Follow their song to find the Sirens. The Sirens move gracefully, but turn very aggressive and agile when Kratos starts attacking them. They move about with great agility and speed, and hurl white energy projectiles at him. Initially, the Sirens are alone, but killing one will summon two Minotaurs for each of the remaining ones, making the fight harder. Kratos kills the Sirens by wearing them down with his normal attacks, then grabbing them and then snapping their backs, which releases their soul, which acts like a key. Killing all three Sirens opens up a doorway into the Desert Ruins.
Siren Widows are seen in God of War II as a new version of the original Sirens. Siren Widows are a little larger than Sirens and appear as dead, floating women. They can use a variety of attacks against Kratos including shrieking cries that paralyze and fast magical attacks with their clawed hands. Upon weakening them, Kratos can kill them by grabbing them, and bending them backwards, thereby breaking their backs. Doing this also releases a radial shockwave that originates from her death scream that does damage to any other surrounding foes and destroys anything breakable.
Kratos only encounters these sirens three times in the game. First, before reaching the Steeds of Time, he is forced to try and use their shockwave death scream in his advantage to break a door, and continue his path. Secondly, in the Palace of the Fates, he has to sacrifice three of them for the Sisters, using fire. Finally, on the Summit of Sacrifice, Zeus summons them during his fight against Kratos, but sees the Spartan use them against him as he uses their shockwave scream to damage the god.
The Siren Seductresses are minions of Olympus that Kratos encounters in God of War III. They're strong enemies who rely on fast attacks rather than heavy, unblockable strikes. Their ability to levitate makes them more difficult to hit as well. The Seductresses' strongest attack is a powerful, unblockable shriek that temporarily stuns Kratos and drains his magic. They also have the ability to become nearly invisible (appearing as a blue silhouette), becoming invulnerable to Kratos' attacks. Using the Head of Helios makes them reappear. Kratos can damage Siren Seductresses by pinning them with his blades and hurling them across the floor. After further damage has been inflicted on these fiends, Kratos can kill them by grabbing them, and snapping their backs.
The Claws of Hades can also summon Siren Seductresses' souls who, when summoned, unleash a powerful, long range shriek, harming all nearby enemies.