During Kratos’s Journey in Norse Mythology, Santa Monica decided to tease the future happenings by depicting them on Murals. The same thing happened in God of War 2018 as the final Mural segment shocked everyone, including me. However, God of War Ragnarok’s final Mural scene was much more than a goosebumps moment for both us and Kratos himself. Let us take a detailed look at Ragnarok’s ending and an interesting theory about the final Mural.
Note: There are major God of War Ragnarok spoilers ahead. I recommend you play the game first for a better understanding.
God of War (2018) Ending Explained
Before moving further into the topic, I suggest we take a quick recap of the God of War 2018’s Ending. Toward the end, when Kratos and Atreus reach Jotunheim, there was a Mural. You know things are about to get serious when there is a Mural in God of War. The Mural clearly showed Atreus’s journey along with Kratos in Midgard. The father-son duo came to know that Atreus and Faye were a Giant. Moreover, one of the Panels of the Murals also showed that Faye was having an argument with a bunch of Giants. This Mural segment of God of War comes to an end when Kratos sees the part where Atreus reunites with Odin resulting in Kratos’s Death. This is what we witnessed in one of the final moments of the 2018 game.
God of War Ragnarok Final Mural Explained
After Atreus wakes up in Midgard, it’s time for him to bid everyone goodbye, for a while. Later in that segment, Atreus meets Angrboda who then shows Kratos and Atreus a Mural. This final Mural of GoW Ragnarok explains a lot regarding Kratos’s journey in Norse Mythology. Upon opening the Mural, we see that Faye was the one who destroyed Loki’s (Atreus) Shrine in Jotunheim. Maybe this is why she got confronted by the Giants.
Faye possibly messed up things because she didn’t want Kratos & Atreus to stay dependent on any Prophecy. Instead, she wanted them to forge their own path, deciding their own fate. Ragnarok was destined to happen, but there was always more than one path leading toward it. While Kratos remains upset that he may never get his redemption, Faye was well aware of it.
Thankfully, Kratos chooses the right path that finally led to his redemption. The Mural in the final scenes of GoW Ragnarok showed Kratos being worshipped. There was a giant golden statue of Kratos holding a Leviathan Axe that is being revered. This happened because Kratos finally opened his heart to others’ suffering, which he was also trying to explain to Atreus. Kratos decided to put an end to Odin’s evil by doing it the right way, and by avoiding the sacrifices of innocents. Well, this makes sense as Kratos sacrificed a lot of innocents just to get his hands on Zeus, for which he was hated as well. In the end, the Final Mural of GoW Ragnarok suggests that Kratos is being revered because he defeated Odin the right way.
Taking you back to the ending of GoW 2018, it’s not Kratos who was shown dead in Atreus’s lap, it’s Odin. The scene depicted in the final Mural of the GoW 2018 game is from when Atreus captured Odin’s soul inside the Marble.
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That was my theory or maybe a fact about the Final Mural in God of War Ragnarok. Before leaving, make sure to check out our GoW Ragnarok wiki for more such content.