Lore: Pantheon/Atreus, the Human who matched to Gods
06/27/22 0 comments
Get to know Atreus' Ascension journey, find out how men can defeat Gods — and what that has to do with our dear Pantheon.Edit Article
didn'thave its story based on other games such as the aforementioned God of War. So what do they have in common? The answer is simple: the original source! Both characters were inspired by the poems and stories from Greek Mythology. Stories such as: "The Iliad", "Ulysses' Odyssey", "Hercules' Twelve Labours", "Perseus and Medusa", among other myths.
Pantheon, the Unbreakable Spear
Mount TargonMount Targon is the biggest and wildest mountain existing in Runeterra, and at its peak lives a being called "The Arbiter", a Celestial being who judges who is worthy or not of the presence of the Gods. In case you are worthy, probably a Celestial will show up and bless you. In case you are not worthy, various consequences might happen, such as your death or just the order to come back and face the social consequences of your "failure". As said before, Atreus and Pylas decided to climb Mount Targon, in search of the Celestials' divine power. However, only Atreus managed to reach the peak — Pylas, his best friend, perished.
The AscensionAtreus reached the peak and was considered worthy by the Arbiter, so the War constellation Celestial, known as Pantheon, came to Atreus and took control of his body, because Pantheon considered Atreus worthy, but weak. The Celestial taking over completely the body of its host was something extremely uncommon. Usually just the power of the Celestial was given to the mortal who became their Aspect, but Pantheon, arrogant as only he could be, took over control and went after a Darkin who needed to be stopped. The name of this Darkin was
Aatrox, a disturbed being, but that possessed the divine powers of an Ascendent. Aatrox wanted to reach Targon's peak, and needed to be stopped.
The Fight between two Divine beingsAatrox and Pantheon locked one of the most epic battles in all of Runeterra's History. The fight took over the skies and decimated armies of men on solid ground ... until the unimaginable happened. Aatrox's Darkin blade was able to kill gods, and pierced Pantheon's chest; a strike that yanked the War constellation from the skies. There died Pantheon, the War Celestial.
Atreus retakes control
The return of the Man
The most important fight of his lifeAtreus realized that his enemies didn't want to conquer, but instead, to flee Aatrox. The human was taken by an unimaginable rage, in his heart hovered the anger that he felt for Celestials and also the anger he felt for the Darkin. These feelings crossed over his personal limitations. Atreus nurtured these feelings, because he couldn't accept the fact that humans were at the mercy of such powerful beings. Atreus put himself between the barbarians and Aatrox. Recognizing the defeated Aspect's spear and shield, the Darkin once again mocked and underestimated Atreus; what hope could Atreus have now, without Pantheon's power? The battle wasn't on equal grounds, Aatrox was extremely superior. Even on his knees, Atreus' determination was unbreakable. As he heard the screams of the people around him, he rekindled the Aspect's spear, summoned a divine power which was certainly the consequence of before having hosted a Celestial and jumped... and with a powerful leap, Atreus hit a blow that cut off the Darkin's arm. Without one arm and with its sword dropped on the ground, bewildered by the strength shown by Atreus, Aatrox retreated and the War constellation once again shone in the skies.
Atreus, Humankind Defender