God of War (2018) shows the new life that Kratos has started with his son, Atreus. The game is all about their journey fighting Norse creatures across the Realms starting from Midgard. Although, this is not exactly how most of us expected the game to start. I mean, we saw Kratos stabbing himself soon after a small confrontation with Athena. Moreover, the entire world was on the verge of destruction due to the Flood caused by Zeus’s death. There are multiple questions arising at the moment like how did he get to Midgard? or How did Kratos moved from Greek to Norse Mythology in God of War? Well, we are here to put an end to your curiosity. Read this guide till the end and know how this all happened.
God of War 3 Ending Explained
At the end of the God of War 3, after Kratos killed Zeus, the Flood began to consume Earth. Toward the end, we get to see Athena trying to convince Kratos to give her power back that was unleashed from Pandora’s Box. However, Kratos refused to give her the powers back which soon ended up in a confrontation. Kratos then stabbed himself with his sword to scatter the power within him that according to Athena he owed her. This is how the GoW 3’s ending rolled.
Now, it is important for us to know the end of God of War 3 before knowing how did Kratos get to Norse Mythology. In a secret ending, we get to see Kratos’s blood spilled towards the end of the cliff. This gives us a hint that he jumped off the cliff into the flood. And this is how God of War 3 actually ends.
How Kratos Moved from Greek to Norse Mythology in GoW (Travel to Midgard)
Below are the 3 theories that suggest how did Kratos moved from Greek to Norse Mythology shifting the focus from Greek to Norse Mythology in God of War.
Before we get started, take a look at the picture above. The above picture clearly shows the use of boat to travel between Realms (Dimensions). This makes sense as the Old Gods like Tyr sometimes also used a Boat to travel across the Realms. So it is somehow speculated that Kratos too used a Boat to travel from Ancient Greece to Midgard in God of War.
Another theory suggests that Kratos had a nightmare wherein he was confronted by a mysterious lady. That lady was none other than Faye. Further, Faye was accompanied by 3 Wolves of which 2 were Skoll & Hati. While Skoll and Hati disappeared soon, the third Wolf dragged Kratos to Midgard starting his journey in Norse Mythology in GoW. This is because Faye wanted Kratos to help Vanirs defeat the Aesir Gods. Also, one of the connecting theories that surprised me came from a Reddit User, jhinfiniite.
To summarise quickly, Skoll and Hati would only exist when Atreus (Loki) woke them up. For this to happen, Kratos would have to travel to Midgard and help Loki wake his Grandsons (Skoll & Hati). So this is a never-ending cycle that keeps on happening. And when things go a bit different after Baldur appears, this loop observes a sudden change in direction. You may have noticed Kratos saying “The Cycle Ends Here” after which Fimbulwinter starts leading toward Ragnarok. This was the reason why Kratos was brought to Midgard to start the Ragnarok Event in GoW Ragnarok.
Last but not the least, this one is my favorite that makes more sense to me. According to the God of War Lore and Legends (2020) book, we come to know a little bit about the Great Flood at the end of God of War 3. The Flood was so devastating that it affected the Lake of Nine in Midgard. From that book, we get to know that the Jormungandr (The Giant Serpent) appeared in Lake of Nine out of nowhere. It is speculated that Jormungandr might have followed the flood from Ancient Greece to Midgard. Well, this makes sense as according to some epics, Thor & Jormungandr were supposed to fight each other to death during the events of Ragnarok. Additionally, as I mentioned above, Kratos forcibly threw himself off the cliff. So it is possible that the Great Flood carried Kratos from Ancient Greece to Midgard in God of War.
So, according to me, that is how Kratos get to Norse Mythology from Greek Mythology to begin his journey from Greek to Norse Mythology. Meanwhile, you are here, make sure to check out our other guide that explains Kratos being Worthy of lifting Mjolnir.