Yeah their excuse about the Kratos animations was a bit of a cop out tbh. As if a woman can't look gruff and badass or fight in a masculine way. I'm sure it'd look fine, as long as they were actually using a decent warrior/fighter model, and not just whore models from the whorehouse, which is what I suspect they were trying. --- UK/EU PSN: SygBoss
The Amazons were killed off long before Kratos made his deal with Ares.
The gods held a contest, selecting champions to go in search of the Ambrosia, a liquid that could cure any illness. Ares selected Kratos by infecting the newborn Calliope with plague, Hades selected Alrik, then the barbarian prince, but making his father ill, and Artemis selected the Amazon queen Pothia by cursing all the women of her tribe to only bear stillborn children.
Kratos cut Pothia in half and his Spartans killed off her warriors. Her tribe presumably went extinct.
As a side note, the wise and merciful Helios saw no need to torture his followers. Instead, he appeared directly to his champion Cereyon, told him of the wager, and granted him godly magic, the only of the champions to possess such powers.