God of War III guide – Eyes, Feathers, Horns and Godly Possessions

After what seems like years of waiting, God of War III is finally here – and, predictably, it’s crammed full of interesting collectibles to find. But what sets God of War’s collectibles apart is that they all do something cool. Gorgon Eyes, Phoenix Feathers and Minotaur Horns can all help you survive by boosting your abilities, and the mysterious Godly Possessions can unlock ridiculous superpowers once you’ve finished the game with them in your inventory. Of course, power like that doesn’t come easy, and so the game’s best collectibles are hidden away, locked in chests that lurk just out of sight.

Above: This Kratos is sad because he couldn’t find all the hidden chests

Luckily, we’ve got the locations of all the eyes, feathers and horns you’ll need to reach full power and smack down Zeus – and the Godly Possessions that’ll enable you to go beyond that. What’s more, those who follow this guide will unlock five Trophies that are difficult to get otherwise. 

(As a side note, God of War III seems to be unusually forgiving with its power-ups; not only does it only take three “sacrifices” to boost your meters instead of five, but we found plenty of hidden chests even after we’d maxed Kratos out. So it’s possible that, even if you miss one or two of the items on this list, you can make them up later. In that case, consider this guide the fastest way to reach full power.)

• Zeus’ Eagle 

• Gorgon Eye 1
• Phoenix Feather 1
• Minotaur Horn 1
• Gorgon Eye 2
• Gorgon Eye 3 

• Minotaur Horn 2
• Phoenix Feather 2
• Gorgon Eye 4
• Phoenix Feather 3 (updated)
• Hades’ Helm 

• Minotaur Horn 3 and Gorgon Eye 5
• Helios’ Shield 
• Minotaur Horn 4 (updated)

• Gorgon Eye 6
• Phoenix Feather 4
• Gorgon Eye 7
• Phoenix Feather 5
• Phoenix Feather 6
• Minotaur Horn 5 

• Gorgon Eye 8
• Hermes’ Coin
• Phoenix Feather 7
• Minotaur Horn 6
• Phoenix Feather 8
• Gorgon Eye 9 

• Hercules’ Shoulder Guard
• Minotaur Horn 7
• Gorgon Eye 10
• Poseidon’s Conch Shell
• Phoenix Feather 9 

• Minotaur Horn 8
• Aphrodite’s Garter 

• Phoenix Feather 10
• Phoenix Feather 11
• Hephaestus’ Ring 

• Gorgon Eye 11
• Daedalus’ Schematics and Phoenix Feather 12
• Minotaur Horn 9
• Minotaur Horn 10 

• Hera’s Chalice
• Phoenix Feather 12-2 (updated)
• Minotaur Horn 11 

• Gorgon Eye 12
• Minotaur Horn 12
• Minotaur Horn 12-2 (updated)


Zeus’ Eagle

God of War III’s opening battle doesn’t have much to collect, seeing as Kratos hasn’t even gone through his Mega Man-esque powering down yet. However, it’s where you’ll find the game’s very first Godly Possession, and it’s almost as easy to find as it is to overlook.

Once you’ve reached Gaia’s Heart, there’s a quick, relatively obvious puzzle that calls for you to move a giant block from one end of the room to the other. Don’t do that just yet. Instead, climb up the vines on the right side of the room.

Keep climbing up and to the right, and soon you’ll reach a ledge. Pull yourself up, and you’ll see a nest that may or may not have been where Zeus spent his early years, sheltered by Gaia against the wrath of his baby-eating father, Cronos.

Above: Seems likely to us, anyway

Once you’re up there, you’ll notice something sparkling. Grab it, and Zeus’ Eagle is yours.

Above: Too bad you can’t just brain him with this

Like all Godly Possessions, Zeus’ Eagle is more than just a trinket. Once you’ve beaten the game, you can use it to grant yourself infinite Rage of Sparta, which is to say it’ll almost make you invincible. One catch, though: turning it on, as with all Godly Possessions, will shut off your ability to earn Trophies during that entire play-through.

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  • Lord Hades - October 29, 2011 6 p.m.

    If Zeus, Posieden, and Hades fought Hades would so win.
  • poseidon1995 - November 20, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    if you want to know the one after heras is the boreaus icestorm
  • poseidon1995 - November 20, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    if you want to know what the last item is after heras chalice it is the boreaus icestorm
  • poseidon1995 - November 19, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    after heras chalice there is another item what is it and where is it on the game because i am stuck and don't know what to do
  • ivfuentes - November 4, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    In the caverns, after you defeat all of those cyclopes and open those 2 chests, one of them is a horn, but the other one, if you haven't yet collected all Gorgon Eyes, will give you one! I missed quite a few eyes, apparently, and this one was my last one, to max out health :) PS: what a pain in the arse to be able to post here! cumbersome registration system, and now captcha :S
  • mjs11687 - September 14, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    there's a 12th gorgon eye in the gardens before the one at the end. After defeating the two spear opponents that look similar to minotaurs in the caged corridor, continue into the gardens and when u see a slave in front of the green chest. Hook around to the right and follow that path to two red chests. Use the head of helios to reveal the chest on the left wall.
  • benyirady - August 13, 2010 6:36 a.m.

    A Minatour Horn is missing in this walkthough... It goes directly after Phoenix Feather 11... In Tartarus... After you head down the San Francisco type hill and jump/glide across the part of the mountainside that fell away... Turn right into a blind alcove... There is a Minotaur Horn there.
  • Fastthumbs227 - August 5, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    There is also another Gorgon eye right after the fight with the goats in that curved hallway. Take a right at the green box, then another right at the blue box and use helios' head to uncover a box in a little aslcove with two red boxes.
  • cuhpel - July 26, 2010 8:08 p.m.

    I followed your great guide to complete my missed eyes, horns and feathers. However in Hera's garden I found the last Gorgon's eye...oh well just as Olympian said above :D
  • Olympian - June 6, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    I just wanted to point out that the guide is missing a Gorgon Eye. I found one by 2 red orb chests in Hera's Garden right after you kill the Satyrs. Just open the gate after them, and head right into a closed off area and shine Helios' head on it.
  • kurtos - May 6, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    well i just saw that someone else has already pointed the horn out after i put my comment. Well it wasn't updated so no harm in putting again eh. Great guide mate , has really helped
  • kurtos - May 6, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    Hey, I have an update if you want it. I've been following the guide but i found Minotaur Horn 9 in the Pit of Tartarus. After collecting Feather 11. Go down the path. straight past the green and blue boxes and keep following the path down, until you come to a gap , glide over the gap and in the wall on the right theres a little hidden alcove with the horn in it. Just stick to the wall as soon as you have jumped the gap and you should easily find it. It's not far up the path
  • mrpickal - April 28, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    hmm, some1 already posted that.. just read it lol. sorry
  • mrpickal - April 28, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    hey dude, thanks for the chest locations, you are missing one though. gorgan eye number 12 is actually in the maze, its near 2 red orb chests, and you need helio's head to find it. very easy chest to find.
  • jjayp1771 - April 18, 2010 10 p.m.

    YO " isaidicanshout" i already posted that same hidden Minotaur Horn.. its right under yours...
  • isaidicanshout - April 18, 2010 5:11 a.m.

    great guide! i found a minotaur horn that isn't listed. in Tartarus, when you glide across the gap to Cronos' hand, hang a right around the corner to find a minotaur horn, right before the boss fight.
  • jjayp1771 - April 17, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    I REPORTED THIS SO U CAN FIX IT You missed #9 HiDDEN MINOTAUR HORN!!!! its after you get the 11th Phoenix FEATHER AND before HEPHAESTUS's RiNG.... after 11th Feather, you will follow that zig zag walk way down, you have to double jump and fly over that big GAP. after u made that jump, it will be 5ft on your right... use HeLio's head.. but the #9 horn that you have mapped out is actualy #10.... i am just trying to help.... great site
  • jjayp1771 - April 17, 2010 2 a.m.

    You missed #9 HiDDEN MINOTAUR HORN!!!! its after you get the 11th Phoenix FEATHER AND before HEPHAESTUS's RiNG.... after 11th Feather, you will follow that zig zag walk way down, you have to double jump and fly over that big GAP. after u made that jump, it will be 5ft on your right... use HeLio's head.. but the #9 horn that you have mapped out is actualy #10.... i am just trying to help.... great site
  • tipping - April 13, 2010 7:27 p.m.

    Where in the heck is the wall in Hades pt 1 you are suppose to climb to leap over the waterfall to reach the golden eye? !!!!!
  • jester2go - April 9, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    They missed a Gorgon Eye in the garden. Beat the two guys in the alley (3rd or 4th fight in the garden), lift the gate, theres health in fron of you, turn right, blue orb box in front of you, turn right again, the camera angle changes, follow path around to the left. There are two red ord boxs on your right, use the Head of Helios to reveal the 12th Gorgon Eye