Colossus of Rhodes
According to Greek Mythology, the Colossus of Rhodes was a giant Greek statue created in the image of Helios, the god of the sun. The statue was located on the island of Rhodes and was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. The statue stood over 100 feet tall, and it remained until it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 B.C.E.
 Appearance in God of War II
The first boss of God of War II, the Colossus of Rhodes appears early on after Zeus brings the great statue to life and has it begin attacking the city of Rhodes. After arriving on the scene, Kratos has most of his god-like powers drained from his body by the giant statue. After battling his way through the city and thwarting a few attacks from the Colossus, Kratos transfers his remaining strength into the Blade of Olympus. Using the mighty sword, Kratos makes his way into the inside of the statue and uses the blade to disect and destroy it's wooden structure. After escaping the collapsing Colossus, Kratos is nearly killed by the statue's falling hand as it lands upon him.