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Ikaros was a male golden eagle companion of the Spartan misthios Kassandra.


Ikaros was the oldest and dearest friend of Pythagoras. He somehow arranged to have the eagle sent to watch over his daughter Kassandra.[1]

In the 440s BCE, after the girl was cast down from the top of Mount Taygetos by her adopted father Nikolaos, Ikaros was found – as a hatchling – by Kassandra.[2] The eagle remained by her side as she fled from Sparta and ended up on Kephallonia.[3] Forming a close bond, Ikaros often operated alongside Kassandra during her future career as a famed misthios to the extent that her epithet was "Eagle Bearer".[1] Due to their connection, many considered Ikaros to be "eagle of Zeus", as eagles were the sacred animals of the Greek god.[4][5][6]

As the natural life expectancy of a Golden Eagle is 30 years,[7] by 422 BCE Ikaros was nearing the end of his natural life. When Kassandra met Layla at the Gateway to the Lost City in 2018, she merely mentioned that Ikaros had long since passed away.[8]



Ikaros swooping down on an ibex

Ikaros' reconnaissance ability was of great help to Kassandra during her travels. In addition to this, Ikaros helped her also by attacking those who had targeted her, and by distracting Kassandra's human enemies at her bidding.[1]

If Kassandra was hunting, Ikaros occasionally swept down to get a kill of his own.[1]

Behind the scenes

Ikaros in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey functions mostly the same as Senu in Assassin's Creed: Origins; the major difference is that Ikaros can hurt and even kill humans on his own, unlike Senu.[1][9]

Ikaros shares his name with Daidalos' son Ikaros, who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death in Greek mythology.[10]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey novel
  3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Loadscreen hint
  4. Assassin's Creed: OdysseySo It Begins
  5. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Big Break
  6. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTrouble in Paradise
  7. Wikipedia Golden Eagle on Wikipedia
  8. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Modern day
  9. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  10. Ikaros

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