Odyssey 2015

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Odyssey 2015 was an event introduced with SMITE Version 1.0.2268.2, the patch released on August 19, 2014 and ended on January 9, 2015. The Odyssey was an event used to promote the SMITE World Championship 2015.

Over the course of several months, Hi-Rez released a new Cosmetic item each week, up to the World Championships in Atlanta on January 9, 2015. Every Odyssey item purchased contributed $1 per 200 gems towards the Championship prize pool. Players could also obtain limited edition Odyssey rewards by unlocking certain numbers of Odyssey items. These limited edition items were only available in this event. Additionally, every item purchase would grant a free Odyssey Treasure Chest.

Items collections[edit | edit source]

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These are the items that were added over the course of the event, each one came with a small bit of lore. These items could only be directly purchased during this event and have since been removed from the store.


Lore
In ancient Rome, people believed that gods were actively involved in their everyday lives. The three supreme deities, known as the Capitoline Triad, were Jupiter (the supreme deity), Minerva (his daughter), and Juno (his wife). Other gods such as Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Cupid, also played major roles and represented different aspects of life, such as war, love, music, and beauty. The Romans held festivals for and brought offerings to their gods, such as Pax the goddess of peace.They believed that gods lived everywhere - in trees, in animals, by the side of the road, in a flower, in a stream, and in your house. Almost everything in Rome was driven by a spirit of some sort within it.
#1: Run.EXE
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I4D.png God Skin August 19 Mercury, equipped with his magic wand called caduceus, is known as the messenger god, patron of eloquence and commerce, and the master thief. Mercury received the title master thief after he stole Apollo's cattle as a baby and lied about his wrong doing. It's said Mercury confessed his crime to Apollo, and gave Apollo his lyre as a sign of reconciliation.

Is he dashing through Empire being mischievous again? We're not sure, but it looks like he's heading towards Rome!

A 600 Gems.png skin for Mercury. It has the unique feature that his model along with his ability effects and targeters constantly change colors.
#2: The Colosseum
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I2E.png Ward Skin August 26 The Flavian Amphitheater a.k.a. the Colosseum was the largest and most magnificent amphitheater in Rome. Built from 72-80 AD, it was commissioned by the Flavian emperor Vespasian and could hold an amazing 50,000 spectators!

Events ranged from gladiatorial fights, mock sea battles, and wild animal hunts. No stranger to fighting in the Arena of the gods, Mercury pauses to take in the sights and bask in the adoration of the crowd.

A 300 Gems.png ward skin. It's a small Colosseum on a floating island and a tall column with a horse statue at the top next to it.
#3: Sestertius Coin
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I3C.png Avatar September 2 As a master thief, Mercury knows his way around coins. Roman coins were first mass produced in Italy around the 4th century BCE and lasted for around another 8 centuries before discontinuation. They come in various precious metals and sizes and their best known value are the Sestertii and the Denarii. The coins also functioned as a way to inform the empire about the latest rulers, as the emperors facial profiles were depicted on each coin.
A 200 Gems.png animated avatar. It resembles an old roman coin that keeps flipping randomly in place.

Lore
In Norse Mythology, the gods and the earth were created at the death of Ymir, the primordial deity and ice-giant. Before he was slain, the cow Audhumla, who was created with the same materials as Ymir, started to lick the salt off an ice block which in turn created the god Buri, who then immediately produced a son of his own, Borr. While Ymir fell asleep after drinking the cow's milk, he too bore a son and a daughter out of his armpits and a six headed frost giant grew out of his feet. It was not too long before the frost giants and the gods did not get along with each other; the forces of good and evil were at war. One day Borr married the giantess Bestla, who gave them three mighty sons: Odin, Vili, and Ve. The trio decided to join their father, Borr, at defeating the frost giants, which they succeeded by killing the mighty Ymir. Thus, out of Ymir's flesh the Midgard or the earth was created, of his blood the sea, of his bones the hills, and of his hairs the trees. With his skull the heavens were born and with the scattering of his brain the clouds. Odin, the sky-father, and his sons Loki and Thor, ruled the city of Asgard, home of the gods. Here they defended the advances of the evil frost-giants of Jotun-heim. Aesir, as the Norse gods were called, were full of courage and heroism.
#4: Pixel Buster
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I6C.png God Skin September 10 Freya has ventured into the realm of the 8 bit universe and has transformed her outfit entirely. She has returned to Asgard to continue her godly duties. As the goddess of love and beauty, she has not forgotten her role as the queen of the Valkyries. With her pixel sword she will claim and choose those heroic warriors fallen in battle and bring them to their honorable place among other warriors in Valhalla.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Freya. It has custom effects and animations along with a special effect when she levels up, and several references to other games.
#5: Viking Raider
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I60.png Ward Skin September 16 Ships were a very important part in Viking society. They portrayed them in jewelry, coins, stones, and were even used as burial monuments. These ships had the strength to survive strong ocean currents and even shallow waters. One of the most famous of these Longships was Oseberg. The ship, with ornate animal carvings, was discovered in Norway as a viking burial site.
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It resembles a viking Longship floating on a blob of water with small icebergs around it.
#6: Lord Slashington III
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I52.png God Skin September 22 The vikings were passionated seafarers and, aboard their long ships, raided the British coast in order to find riches and glory. As these journeys were so perilous the vikings made sure to pray to Njörðr in hopes that the sea remained calm and to Thor for strength and courage. Monasteries in particular were targeted by these viking raiders for their enormous amounts of wealth. These raids began around the 8th century CE and carried on for about another two centuries. Some of these vikings settled in England and even established towns and their own capital "The Viking Kingdom of York", known today as Yorkshire.
A 400 Gems.png skin for Fenrir. It's "Fenrir, with a top hat" and some fancy accessories, that speaks with the voice of a British gentleman.

Lore
The creation of the universe and the world began with the mighty god Pangu. Awoken by the discord from the formation of the universe, he swung his axe to break through the chaos. The exposed lighter matter of the chaos ascended and became the sky while the darker matter sunk and became the earth. Pangu stood in between the two layers and pushed up the sky. Once the earth and sky have reached its limit, Pangu created the world by sacrificing himself to form the world. Wind and Cloud was created from his breath; his voice became thunder; the sun was formed from his left eye and the moon from his right; his hair transformed into the stars and sky; his blood turned into the lakes and rivers, his bones became minerals, the rain came from his sweat, and the fur on his body transformed into forests and fields. As for mankind, it is said that Nu Wa dipped a rope in clay and when she flicked the rope a human arose from each globule that landed on earth. The world was divided into three realms consisting of the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. The Jade Emperor is the supreme ruler of the heavens and is the main authorization in the heavenly court. The heavenly court encompasses all the gods worshiped in China.
#7: Infinity Wave
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I44.png God Skin October 1 He Bo, known as the god of the Yellow River, sacrificed himself to stop the angry river from destroying towns. With this act of selflessness he became deified. It is said that he is often depicted with a human head and a snake or fish body. In the past young girls, who were worthy enough to be He Bo's wife, were sacrificed to the river god. This ancient tradition was known as "He Bo's marriage."
A 400 Gems.png skin for He Bo. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
#8: Temple of Confucius
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I17.png Ward Skin October 7 The Confucius Temple of Qu Fu is a monument dedicated to Confucian culture. This temple became the foundation to all other confucian temples in China as it is the largest and oldest of them all. The temple is constructed on the site of the original Confucius residence and has expanded in size over the past two centuries. In the Ming Dynasty, these temples functioned as schools where people could study confucian ways.
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It resembles a Chinese temple on a floating island surrounded by smaller islands and paper lanterns.
#9: Demon Catcher
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey IB.png God Skin October 15 In the past, the Chinese would hang pictures of Zhong Kui only on New Years Eve. Nowadays his paintings are hung on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, the same time as the Dragon Boat Festival. In the late Eighteenth-century, many perished from the plague. The paintings of the demon exorcist were given away as gifts in hopes that Zhong Kui will ward off the evil with his godly power. Today, it is known as a tradition.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Zhong Kui. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

Lore
The Hindus believe that this is not the first universe. They believe in rebirth, meaning that there will be countless more universes. These universes are created by Lord Brahma, known as the Creator, maintained by Lord Vishnu the Sustainer and destroyed by Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is called the Destroyer and Re-creator, as with each destroyed universe another must be recreated.Once a universe is destroyed, nothing remains but an endless ocean. On a great swimming snake Ananta, is Lord Vishnu. Growing out of Lord Vishnu's navel is a lotus flower and out of this sprouts his servant, Lord Brahma, the creator of all things. Brahma divided his own body in two. Out of one, Brahma shaped man; out of the other, woman. The man was called Manu, and he was wise; the woman Shatarupa, and she was mysterious.Today, Hindus consistently worship their creator god Brahman, who is known as the supreme deity. There are countless gods in the Hindu pantheon, all known for their unique traits and mystic abilities.
#10: Meenakshi Amman Temple
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I29.png Ward Skin October 21 The Meenakshi Amman Temple, located in in the city of Madurai, India, was built from 1623-1655 CE during the Nayak Dynasty. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and his wife Parvati. The 12 soaring gateway towers, known as Gopurams, are ornately decorated with colorful stucco statues of mythical beasts, Hindu Gods, and monsters. There are an estimated 33,000 sculptures on the temple!
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It's a miniature version of the Meenakshi Amman Temple that emits a golden aura, with blue ripples around the ward's base.
#11: Orbital Strike
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I45.png God Skin October 29 Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu and the king of Ayodhya, has an immense following in India. On the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, known as the festival of Rama Navami, Hindu's celebrate the birth of Rama. During this festival there are chariot processions of Rama and his wife Sita, his brother Lakshmana and his trusty friend Hanuman, the monkey deity.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Rama. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
#12: Trophy Hunter
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I37.png God Skin November 3 Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, time, and death is also a powerful mother figure and symbolic for motherly love. She embodies Shakti, which is feminine energy and fertility and is the incarnation of Shiva's wife, Parvati. She is often depicted as a blue or black warrior goddess with a necklace of heads, skirt made out of arms, stretched out tongue, and holding a bloody knife.
A 400 Gems.png skin for Kali. It has custom ability effects, and custom voicelines.

Lore
The ancient Greeks did not believe that the gods created the universe but rather that the universe created the gods. Long before the creation of the gods, heaven and earth had already been formed. Heaven and earth were referred to as the parents and their children, the Titans. The Elder gods, also called the Titans, were known to have super strength and enormous size. The most powerful of the Titans was Cronus, who was the ruler of his kin. One day ,however, his son Zeus, a mere god, dethroned Cronus and made himself ruler of all gods. He and the other gods, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Hera, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, and Hephaestus, were the 12 great Olympians. Immortal and invincible, they watched mortal men from their abode on Mt. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. It is said that the entrance of Olympus is a great gate made up of clouds. It is a peaceful paradise where there are stretches of cloudless skies, endless sunshine, and where the sound of Apollo's lyre can be heard playing.
#13: Temple of Athena Nike
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I36.png Ward Skin November 11 The Temple of Athena Nike is smaller than most temples and is located at the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The temple is constructed with 8 ionic columns, four east facing and four west facing. The frieze located above the columns show scenes of gods and great battles. Inside stood a statue of a wingless Nike, therefore the temple was also known as "The Wingless Victory."
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It looks as a small version of the ancient Greek temple atop the Parthenon of Athens, surrounded by trees, and set on a floating island.
#14: Lil' Red
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I2A.png God Skin November 19 Scylla, the Horror of the Sea, is said to have tormented ships along the rocks of a narrow strait in ancient Greece. In Homer's epic, the Odyssey, she is described as having twelve feet, six long necks with horrific heads, and insanely sharp teeth. When she spoke it sounded like the barking of hounds. Today, there are two rocks between Sicily and Italy that are named after Scylla and her monstrous counterpart, Charybdis.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Scylla. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
#15: Super Chronos 64
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I3E.png God Skin November 25 To the ancient Greeks, Chronos is the personification of time and is said to have been created at the beginning of the universe. After splitting the primal world-egg that created the earth, Chronos and Ananke, the primordial serpent and Chronos' companion, circle the universe, and with their momentum, drive the passage of space and time. Moreover, he represents the past, present, future, and eternity.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Chronos. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines. This skin also came with a free Gears animated avatar.

Lore
In ancient Egypt, people paid great importance to mythology, rituals and belief. A vital part in everyday life was the belief in the afterlife. The burial process had to do with mummification and ritualistic spells guided the deceased into the underworld. Egyptians were polytheistic and believed in many gods and goddesses, whose purpose was to bring peace and harmony to Upper and Lower Egypt. There were gods and goddesses who took part in creating the world, such as Atum and Khepri. Moreover, some gods, like Hapi the god of the Nile, brought the flood every year, some such as Horus offered protection, and some like Anubis and Osiris took care of people after death. There were other minor gods as well, representing animals and plants. Lastly, they had local gods who were associated with towns. For the Egyptians, in order for life to continue peacefully and harmoniously, one must worship the gods.
#16: Dread Queen
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I32.png God Skin December 3 Serqet has always protected the other gods when they are in peril. It has been said that when Ra makes his journey through the underworld each night, Serqet was never far from his side. The serpent Apep, who resides in the underworld, was watching Ra's barge, ready to attack the Sun God. However, Serqet managed to help Ra to safety by restraining the serpent, as she has power over most venomous animals.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Serqet. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
#17: Sphinx
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I3A.png Ward Skin December 9 The Great Sphinx solemnly guards the pyramids of Giza, specially that of King Khafre's. Some say the Sphinx's sole purpose was for sun worship, as the lion was a symbol of the sun. Depictions of the Pharaoh smiting enemies as a lion have been found as far back as the early Dynastic Period, some 5000 years ago. Around 1550 BCE, the Sphinx is better known as the Horus of the Horizon, representing the Pharaoh as a living version of the creator god Atum. The Sphinx has been studied countless times, as its exact age and meaning still remain a mystery. Some say the Sphinx has the face of Khafre, as his name was mentioned on the Stela between the beast's front paw.
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It's a small version of the Sphinx of Giza, with two palm trees and an obelisk around it, and a tiny pyramid next to it.
#18: BuccaNeith
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I2C.png God Skin December 17 Neith, the mistress of the bow and ruler of arrows, as some ancient Egyptians called her, was a goddess known best for war and weaving. The hieroglyphic for Neith means weaver, as stories tell of her creating the world by weaving it into existence on her loom. During times of war she was known to weave the bandages and shrouds for the fallen. In honor of Neith, royal women would have taken on her name to pay tribute to her achievements.
A 600 Gems.png skin for Neith. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

Lore
The primary purpose of the ancient Maya was to give a sense of order and control to life, that was their world view. What created their world view was the mere fact that their primary crop was corn and they had to manage the wet and dry seasons which would predict the timing of the corn cycle. In the Popol Vuh, which is the Mayan creation story, the creation of the earth and the first human beings focus on the establishment of corn and on the creator deities. The important creator deities consisted of Huracan and Itzamna. In the Popol Vuh, Hun Hunahpu loses a ballgame against the gods of the underworld and they decapitate him. However, his sons the Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, defeat the gods of the underworld and restore the world to its former glory. The ancient Maya worshiped the gods in order to keep the crop cycle going, they also performed sacrificial rituals for the gods in order to make sure their demands would come to fruition.
#19: Temple of Kukulkan
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I45b.png Ward Skin December 17 El Castillo a.k.a. the Kukulkan pyramid was meant to resemble Snake Mountain, a place where Mayans believed creation first began. The pyramid was also constructed for astronomical reasons, because during the vernal equinox (March 20) and the autumnal equinox (September 21) a shadow of Kukulkan can be seen descending down the pyramid's main stairway. The side of the stairs cast a chain of triangular shadows that give the illusion of a snake running down the side of the pyramid towards the stone carved serpent head at the bottom of the stairway.
A 200 Gems.png ward skin. It's a diminutive version of Kukulkan's pyramid, surrounded by palm trees on a floating island.
#20: Mesoamerican Ballgame
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I37b.png Avatar December 17 The Mesoamerican ballgame began with the Olmec civilization and has been played by most of ancient Mesoamerica for over 3,500 years. The ballgame is connected to the Hero Twins myth and their defeat of the underworld gods from the Mayan creation story, the Popol Vuh. Ballcourts were known as sacred areas and some cities, such as Chichen Itza, had more that one. The ballgame was very ritualistic and was known as a game of life or death, as it was common for the losing team to be sacrificed to the gods.
A 50 Gems.png animated avatar. It features a stone ring, and a leather ball that is randomly tossed into it, sometimes missing its mark.
#21: Nerd Rage
Map Icon Type Release Date Discoveries
Odyssey I29b.png God Skin December 17 Cabrakan, the god of mountains and earthquakes. He was the son of Seven Macaw and Chimalmat. The Mayan god Huracan sent Xbalanque and Hunahpu to deal with Macaw's son, Cabrakan, and his arrogance. The twins told Cabrakan about a great mountain and as the Destroyer of Mountains, he demanded they show him this wonder. On their journey the hero twins, equipped with blow guns, shot down some birds and seasoned them with poison. After eating the birds, Cabrakan was weakened, and the twins bound and threw him in a hole where he would stay for eternity.
A 400 Gems.png skin for Cabrakan. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.

Collection Rewards[edit | edit source]

These are the exclusive rewards that could be earned by unlocking certain number of Odyssey items.

For the final reward for the Odyssey, the SMITE community submitted ideas and voted on a custom cosmetic skin for Thanatos, the Greek Hand of Death. The ‘angelic’ theme won and was be the final exclusive bonus item of the Odyssey. The skin is progressive and changes and evolves throughout the course of the match, beginning with the first stage (far left), and moving toward the final stage (far right) as the player levels up.

SkinShot Thanatos Archon.png SkinShot Thanatos Archon2.png SkinShot Thanatos Archon3.png SkinShot Thanatos Archon4.png

Videos[edit | edit source]

FAQ[edit | edit source]

For more information about the event please check the official Smite website: The SMITE Odyssey - FAQ

Additional information can be found here: Farewell Odyssey FAQ