|“||It has been long since our kind waited for the one destined to free us. Gaia foretold of our salvation, Ghost of Sparta.||”|
God of War: Ghost of SpartaEdit
Thera was a lava titan imprisoned inside the Methana Volcano outside of Atlantis by Poseidon. She appears to be the core of the volcanic activity within the mountain. There, Kratos was informed by her that his arrival was foretold by Gaia. Pleading to be released, Thera threatened Kratos that should he avoid her, they would both remain prisoners of their own torments.
Kratos hurled his blades into Thera's chest, thus receiving the power of Thera's Bane. This act also set Thera free, who then started tearing down her chains as Kratos left the chamber, leaving destruction in her wake. As the volcano erupted, she was seen rising out of her captivity in the distance. It´s likely that Thera, along with the other Titans, joined Kratos in his assault against the gods and was killed during the battle. Nevertheless, Thera is likely deceased as Gaia was considered the last of the Titans.
- In God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Thera is voiced by Dee Dee Rescher.
- Thera is the third female Titan identified in the God of War series, the first being Gaia, Titan Goddess of the Earth, and the second being Rhea, the mother of Zeus.
- Thera is an original character in the game as the Titan does not exist in Greek mythology. Thera might be based on an actual Titan named Theia, Helios' mother and wife to Hyperion.
- The name Thera is actually the name of Santorini volcano which is to say that the eruption had destroyed the Minoan civilization, which according to some researchers, could have been the Atlantis described by Plato. This island was also the home of Poseidon's champion, Herodius, whom was killed by Kratos, during their search for the Ambrosia of Asclepius.
- Thera is the first person to mention Gaia just as Thanatos was the first to mention the Sisters of Fate. These characters would later appear in God of War II and play a huge role.