Vultures are large carrion-eating birds, infamous for scavenging on dead and decaying meat.
In God of War, Kratos encountered several of these creatures after climbing the Titan Cronos. A first one was seen devouring the flesh of a mortal who had died after climbing Cronos as well, apparently from either exhaustion, starvation, dehydration, or some combination of all three. After this encounter, several more were seen flying around peaks, or perched on outcroppings. They release Green Orbs when killed.
- In Greek mythology, vultures were associated with Aegypius, who was tricked into sleeping with his mother by a jealous Neophron. Afterwards, Apollo restored Aegypius's vision long enough for him to realize what had happened. Grasping the situation, including Neophron's trick, he prayed to the gods to abolish all of them. Zeus heard his prayer, and answered by turning Aegypius and Neophron into vultures. Aegypius is also the genus for vultures. In the God of War series, vultures are only seen as common background creatures.
- The 1981 Clash of the Titans film featured a giant vulture who kidnapped Andromeda.