God of War III – Olympus Gardens Walkthrough

Published on March 8th, 2010

SPOILER WARNINGThis walkthrough documents activity that takes place around 5 hours into . There are minor spoilers.

One of the most head-scratching sequences in God of War III is the puzzle found in Olympus Gardens, which, as well as being a maze, requires you to view bridges and stairs from another perspective in order to progress. Think Echochrome and you’ve got the idea.

The first time you’re required to use the emerald from Hera’s Chalice to warp your perspective is pretty simple, simply requiring that you walk downwards, lower the gate and walk back up the newly formed staircase on the left hand side.

But the second puzzle is slightly more confusing, requiring that you push the pillar and use Hera’s body to weigh. Firstly, burn the brambles using Kratos’ Bow of Apollo, then head back to the top right of the map and grab the pillar. Push it over to the far left section of the area, and activate the statue’s gaze by stepping on the pressure point by Hera’s body. Water should rush down and fill the cup.

God of War III   Olympus Gardens Walkthrough

The statue's green gaze warps your perspective, creating new paths.

Next, grab hold of the pillar again and push it down to the bottom right of the map, turning it twice using the right stick. Push it all the way to the bottom and the camera should pull back to confirm that it’s in position.

Activate the pressure point again, and pick up Hera’s body. You’ll have to move her over to the staircase you’ve just formed before dropping her into the cup.

Once you’ve done that, wait for the gaze effect to time out, then grab the pillar and push it over to the pressure plate. This then gives you plenty of time to jump over the gate to the south and work your way up the staircases and out of the maze.

And if you’re still stuck, use the video below for a visual walkthrough.


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    1. Posted by michael on April 18th, 2010, 18:01

      thank you so much!!

    2. Posted by Chuck Norris on April 29th, 2010, 20:37

      Thanks I appreciate it I got stuck on this part

    3. Posted by Peeps on May 4th, 2010, 15:08

      Halelujah! I messed with this thing all nite. After reading this it was a 10 sec. fix!

    4. Posted by garcia on May 30th, 2010, 00:50

      Ok, so I am having troubles getting my second water cup filled. My stair pillar will not go in straight no matter how many times I turn, it only turns to an angle. I have restarted the checkpoint, and committed suicide to try again, with no luck. Please help!

    5. Posted by NASSER on June 26th, 2010, 19:08


    6. Posted by jessica on July 23rd, 2010, 20:59

      I’ve been working on this part for hours! Thank you so much. What a relief.

    7. Posted by Chris w. on August 19th, 2010, 09:13

      Dude seriously u are a life saver I fell asleep cuz I didn’t want to start at last check point lol

    8. Posted by Relly Komaruzaman on August 25th, 2010, 11:41

      Hera’s neck is a bad karma!

    9. Posted by Captain Zaidy on November 26th, 2010, 17:32

      Dude.u rock.

    10. Posted by Rell on March 14th, 2011, 23:04

      Man dat wuz so confusing but simple I think everybody I thankful for this I kinda went into a depressed state lol

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