As a descendant of King Leonidas in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, there is so much to discover about your ancestry and ancient Greece. We love sharing #ACFacts with you on Twitter, and we wanted to give you a deeper look into a few of the most remarkable people and places in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
While you are already familiar
with the Spear of Leonidas,
you may not know that
your ancestor himself was a true leader.
Leonidas, the King of Sparta, defied an oracle to lead a small group of soldiers against the Persian army in the battle of Thermopylae. Although this battle ended in defeat, his bravery paved the way for many victories to come. His personal sacrifice and dedication gave birth to a legend.
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you will not only wield your ancestor’s blade, but also honor his heroic values.
Socrates was a firm believer in Athenian ideologies. His modern thinking not only gained him favor with Athens’ intellectual elite, but it also shaped Western philosophy.
As Alexios or Kassandra, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with him and perhaps even experience a Socratic debate. Or, if you’re really lucky, you’ll share some wine with him!
Barnabas and his crew help you leave Kephallonia aboard the Adestria. An ex-soldier and a man of the sea, Barnabas is a loyal travel companion. Despite having lost an eye, he is incredibly resourceful and has contacts all over ancient Greece.
Steeped in history, this once-wealthy island has fallen on hard times, and is on the verge of succumbing to the cost of war. With Zeus watching over you, Kephallonia Island is where your journey begins.
Our Greek heroes are often called the “eagle-bearing misthios” because Ikaros is always with them. More than just a childhood friend, Ikaros helps you scout locations, tag enemies, and spot treasures, resources and hidden passages.
In Attika, the land of democracy, Athens is the capital city and the leader of the Delian League. With huge rock formations, sun-drenched pine trees and golden grasses, the region’s beautiful landmarks are primed for you to discover.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about your Grecian adventure.
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