Guerrilla Games’ Horizon series has always had strong connections to Greek mythology in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West.
This is obvious enough when looking at the subfunctions of GAIA, which are all named after Greek gods. There are even a few instances of Egyptian mythology slipped into Horizon, which shows how multifaceted it is.SPOILERS AHEAD FOR HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST AND GOD OF WAR 3This also shows how much inspiration Horizon took from elsewhere, and while it may not have been exactly intended, inspired, or anything like that, there are some notable similarities between Horizon’s Aloy and God of War 3’s Pandora.
These comparisons go rather deep, though it should be stated that the specific context of each game changes the outcome (or in Aloy’s case, the outcome thus far).How Horizon Forbidden West Incorporates Egyptian MythologyOn their character alone, there are two important comparisons: they are both women of unnatural birth and they both operate like keys.
Fans know Aloy is a clone of Elisabet Sobeck, meaning that she has no father or mother. She was instead created by GAIA; meanwhile, her DNA is able to open many doors that others cannot, thanks to her similarities with Elisabet.Read more on gamerant.com