Blood of Zeus Season 2 Ending Explained

Blood of Zeus’ intense second season ends on a foreboding note that signals an unclear future for every Olympian.

Blood of Zeus. Elias Toufexis as Seraphim in Blood of Zeus.
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This article contains spoilers for Blood of Zeus season 2.

Netflix has increasingly become the top place to turn for hard-hitting adult animation and Blood of Zeus immediately made waves upon its 2020 release. The Powerhouse Animation production remixes Greek mythology into an engrossing dark fantasy that feels like God of War meets Game of Thrones. Heron, the demigod son of Zeus, embarks on a bold and bloody journey for identity, autonomy, and authority that concludes the first season on an apocalyptic note where supernatural Giants storm Olympus and challenge its Gods. Blood of Zeus season 2 reaches such extreme heights that its freshman year almost seems quaint in comparison. 

Zeus’ tragic death precipitates a terrifying power vacuum that throws Olympus into unprecedented chaos and lights a fire under Hades to steal his brother’s throne and claim what he believes to be his birthright. The growing war between Hades and Zeus, and Heron and Seraphim, reaches a frightening fever pitch by the end of the season that threatens to leave Olympus in even greater ruin than when the Giants attacked. Blood of Zeus’ second season repeatedly disrupts the status quo and concludes on a foreboding note that teases irrevocable consequences for the Greek pantheon. 

Do Heron & Seraphim End Their Sibling Rivalry?

One of Blood of Zeus’ most rewarding dynamics is the rivalry between half-brothers, Heron and Seraphim. Their clash at the end of season 1 results in Seraphim’s death by Heron’s hand (and Zeus’ lightning), but this hardly means that Seraphim is out of the picture in season 2. Seraphim and Heron’s relationship grows more complicated as Blood of Zeus progresses and their parallel journeys are brilliantly juxtaposed against each other. Seraphim masters the bipdent’s true potential and is able to shift into a more sinister state that’s comparable to Heron’s own godly powers that continue to blossom. Seraphim comfortably fit the role of antagonist back in season one. However, he’s much of a dark deuteragonist in season two. 

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The season’s climax revolves around both Heron and Seraphim heading into the mysterious Hidden Realm to complete Gaia’s three trials, obtain the Eleusinian Stone, and rule over Olympus in the process. Both half-brothers excel through these trials, albeit in their own ways, before their paths finally cross at the end of their mission. Their personal journeys get interrupted by the rest of the Olympian Gods, but Heron and Seraphim understand that the most important lesson from the Three Trials is forgiveness. Leading a life that’s void of anger and resentment is the hardest trial of all and one that lasts for a lifetime. Heron initially seems to grasp this message more than his sibling, but Seraphim is there to protect Heron during the season’s final conflict. It’s a complete reversal of their dynamic in the first season’s finale.

Who Acquires The Eleusinian Stone & Becomes The Ruler Of Olympus?

The final episode of Blood of Zeus’ second season, “The Three Trials,” pits every faction against one another for the Eleusinian Stone. However, when the dust settles, it’s Heron who’s claimed the Stone and he seems ready for the steep challenges that come with ruling Olympus. Heron pledges a clean slate of forgiveness where everyone is able to finally ditch their destructive betrayal and duplicitous backstabbing. It looks like a Zeus-led Olympus may finally breed a conflict-free future, where everyone accepts their lots in life. 

Unfortunately, Hades can’t stand the thought of being banished to the Underworld and separated from Persephone, so he strikes back and takes what he believes is owed to him. Hades slays Heron to acquire the Eleusinian Stone and become Olympus’ new leader. It’s a devastating blow and Hades isn’t even able to enjoy his victory before Gaia crashes the party and condemns his selfish insolence. Olympus still lacks a proper ruler when Blood of Zeus’ second season comes to a close.

Zeus’ extremely short-lived tenure as Olympus’ new leader indicates that the true challenge in Blood of Zeus’ third season will not be who takes over Zeus’ throne, but who’s able to maintain said position in the face of turmoil, treachery, and Gaia’s judgment. Seraphim’s journey through the second season indicates that he may be destined to sit upon this royal throne, especially now that Heron is evidently eliminated. This could be the start of a rewarding redemption arc for the conflicted character where Heron’s death lights a fire under Seraphim that helps him see the light when it comes to his father’s wicked ways and his half-brother’s heroism.

Who Is Typhon?

Blood of Zeus season 2 begins with a reminder of how pernicious the Giants were when they last threatened Olympus’ Gods in combat. However, Gaia teases one supreme Titan who’s a greater threat than all 12 giants combined — Typhon. Typhon gets teased early in the season as a destructive fail-safe measure. Typhon is such a formidable threat that Gods aren’t even allowed to utter his name, lest he be summoned back into existence. Blood of Zeus’ second season ends with a disappointed and disgruntled Gaia reciting Typhon’s name three times and bringing him back to Olympus. This ritual seemingly shatters the Eleusinian Stone and its magic is used to resurrect Typhon the Titan. 

Typhon is traditionally viewed as Zeus’ archenemy and the one being who’s managed to conquer Zeus by tearing loose his divine tendons. Typhon’s full history has yet to be revealed in Blood of Zeus, but it’s a series that gleefully remixes Greek mythology as it sees fit. Mythology describes Typhon as a monster that’s a chimera of man and snake, albeit with one hundred heads and elemental powers like the ability to breathe fire and manipulate wind. 

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Typhon’s appearance in Blood of Zeus is largely obscured, especially during the finale’s concluding moments. However, he exudes raw power even if his design strays from his mythological roots. Typhon’s express purpose is to eliminate the Olympian Gods and usher forth the Titans’ freedom, which is exactly what seems to be in motion as the climactic season comes to an end.

What’s Ahead For Blood of Zeus Season 3?

The brief context that Blood of Zeus has provided for the Titans is that they were once equals to the Gods, before they were defeated and banished to darkness. This previous war between Gods and Titans resulted in the birth of the Giants, who came to be when the last Titan’s blood made contact with the sea. 

Zeus and his Gods were narrowly able to defeat the Giants during the Gigantomachy conflict, but it stands to reason that Typhon and his Titans will pose an even greater challenge, especially now that major Olympian players are out of the picture. Survival might very well come down to Heron’s return to Olympus and unprecedented cooperation taking place between not only Heron and Seraphim, but also Hades and Zeus, and Hera and Persephone. 

Gaia celebrates Typhon’s rebirth as the end of the Olympians and a new age of Titans. This may seem severe, considering that Gaia has guided Heron to success through the season, but the Gods’ perpetual follies and greed pushes Gaia past her breaking point and into judgment day. This seemingly triggers Blood of Zeus’ own Ragnarok-style armageddon narrative that could ostensibly explain how these Gods meet their end and why they’re not around anymore.

Creators Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides have stated that they have a five-year plan for Blood of Zeus, which would put this Titan and God war at a crucial turning point in the series’ narrative. Blood of Zeus season 3 – which has yet to be confirmed by Netflix – promises more than simply the blood of Zeus on the Titans’ hands. There’s the potential for all-out deity death, doom, and destruction. 

Blood of Zeus season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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