Etheria is a Filipino
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

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 television series that was produced by GMA Network
GMA Network
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. The full title of the series is Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia (Etheria: The Fifth Kingdom of Encantadia), referring to Encantadia
Encantadia is a Filipino fantasy television series produced by GMA Network. The pilot episode was aired on May 2, 2005. Its last episode was aired on December 9 of the same year to give way to its second book, Etheria. This series aired its pilot episode on December 12, and its last episode on...

, its predecessor series. Etheria ran for 50 episodes from December 12, 2005 to February 17, 2006, and then gave way to the telefantasya franchise's next incarnation Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas , also known globally as Avisala Encantadia: Love Until the End is the third and the last installment of the Encantadia...

, which began to air the following February 20.

The setting takes place before the events in Encantadia thus it may be considered as a prequel
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 to Encantadia. Although, it is technically a sequel
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, a continuation of the story of the Encantadia series, because the story plot of Etheria starts with the four elemental
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 Sang'gres (Pirena, Amihan, Alena and Danaya) and Ybarro going back in time
Time travel
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 when Etheria was in its full glory.


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The Kingdom of Etheria

Etheria is the ancient (and probably, the oldest (for this was the first kingdom established)) kingdom in the Encantadia
Encantadia is a Filipino fantasy television series produced by GMA Network. The pilot episode was aired on May 2, 2005. Its last episode was aired on December 9 of the same year to give way to its second book, Etheria. This series aired its pilot episode on December 12, and its last episode on...

 world where the Kabilan was found and made war with the other kingdoms like Adamya, Sapiro, Hathoria, and the newly founded kingdom of Lireo. Animus, an Etherian agent from Hera Sensa, was responsible for the deaths of Memen and Ornia, the parents of Cassiopea, hence the three other kingdoms symphatize with her and declared war against Etheria. This united effort of the four kingdoms helped Cassiopea defeat Etheria.

Back when Encantadia was a young world, there was a kingdom called Etheria, the strong and powerful kingdom was ruled by Queen Avria who wanted to control the neighboring kingdoms of Sapiro, Adamya and Hathoria. The neighboring kingdoms, however, banded together and attempted to defeat the forces of Etheria. Avria would not be defeated easily even as her kingdom succumbed. The queen swore that Etheria would return to power once the Last Sang'gre was born.

The Four Herans in Book 3

When Etheria was destroyed, the goddess of that kingdom, Ether, flew around her kingdom which was all destroyed to find the Four herans. She found them all and kept their spirits in a crystal ball and brought them to the future. The Crystal ball broke and their spirits were free and they hid in Hera Andal. They practiced fighting and were plotting something evil so they may try and steal the four jewels (because their powers were too weak compared to the sang'gres powers) so Etheria may once again rise back in glory.
See: Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas , also known globally as Avisala Encantadia: Love Until the End is the third and the last installment of the Encantadia...

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