Crota, Son of Oryx was an ascendant Hive prince whom the Hive worshiped as a god. He was the son of Oryx, brother of Nokris, and father of Hashladun, Besurith, Voshyr and Kinox. Crota resided in the Oversoul Throne.[1][2] He is the final boss of the raid Crota's End, were he is killed by the Guardian.

Crota returns in Shadowkeep as a Phantasm.


Crota wielded the Sword of Crota, which he used to kill a large number of Guardians during the Vanguard offensive to retake the Moon.[3][4] At some point afterwards, Crota fell into a deep sleep.

It was during this battle that Eris Morn and a fireteam of five other Guardians; Eriana-3, Vell Tarlowe, Sai Mota, Toland and Omar Agah, made an attempt on his life, but Eris was the only one to survive.[5] With all that she learned, she helped another fireteam raid his lair underneath the Hellmouth and kill him.[6]

After Crota's death, his father, Oryx, traveled to the solar system in order to exact revenge on the Guardians.[7]

Four years after his defeat at the hands of the Young Wolf, Crota would return on the Moon as a Phantasm.


Main article: Crota's End



  1. List of Grimoire Cards/Crota's End
  2. List of Grimoire Cards/Crota, Son of Oryx
  3. List of Grimoire Cards/Ghost Fragment: Warlock 2
  4. List of Grimoire Cards/Spawn of Crota
  5. destinygame (2014) YouTube: Official Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Prologue 0:08. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. Crota's End
  7. (2015) YouTubeOfficial Destiny: The Taken King E3 Reveal Trailer Retrieved June 16, 2015.
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