God of War series has given us some of the best games ever based on ancient mythologies. The series has a peculiar way of handling ancient myths. The games can be dived into those of the Greek era & those from the Norse era. It is not surprising that God of War (2018) become the top best-selling video game on PlayStation 4, and on January 2022 got a Windows port was introduced to more players. GoW even introduced many new players into the Norse myths & Gods. So it’s natural that many players are interested to know more about the game characters and compare their counterparts from myths. So today we have the list of all God of War Ragnarok Characters from Norse mythology.
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All Norse Mythology God of War Ragnarok Characters List
Characters can be categorized into 3 groups. 1st will all Norse characters confirmed to appear in the game, then are the ones from the 2018 game, who are vital to the current story. And finally, we will have 3rd group of characters, who will be mentioned in different dialogue conversations throughout the game. So knowing them by name will surely increase the immersion and understanding of the game lore. So here’s the list of all characters from Norse mythology to appear in the God of War Ragnarok game:
- Characters confirmed to appear
- Brok & Sindri (Huldra Brothers)
- Sköll & Hati
- Speki & Svanna
- Characters that will be mentioned in the game
- Magni and Modi
- More Norse characters to understand the game lore better
- Vili & Vé
To get you up to speed, we will be using info from godofwar.fandom.com to give you all the necessary info to start the new game. But if you have not played the 2018 game, then we strongly recommend you play the game to understand the story better.
Kratos, known by the Jötnar as Fárbauti, is the protagonist of the God of War series. Born in Sparta, Kratos is a demigod son of Zeus and is later a full God himself by becoming the titular God of War, with incredible superhuman god-like power and combat skills.
Kratos was once a respected soldier and Spartan General until he lost his wife and daughter when he killed them, albeit by accident, under Ares’ command, earning him the nickname of the “Ghost of Sparta”, after which he renounced his service to the War God, eventually killing him and ascending to Godhood by becoming the new and full “God of War”.
Atreus is the son of Kratos and Laufey and the deuteragonist of God of War (2018). To the Jötnar, he is known as Loki. Kratos tells his son that his namesake was a great Spartan warrior who, unlike most Spartans, was happy and filled with life.
Likely due to him being a son of the former Olympian God of War and a Frost Giantess, Atreus possesses considerable superhuman physical abilities. Atreus has yet to discover the extent of his abilities as he is noted by Mimir to have great potential thanks to his unique heritage.
Loki is the wily trickster of Norse mythology. His father is the Jötunn giant Farbauti and his mother is Laufey. He is the brother to Helbindi and Býleistr. With the giantess Angrboða, Loki is the father of Hel, Jörmungandr, and Fenrir.
Mimir, also known as the Smartest Man Alive and nicknamed by Kratos as Head, is a figure of Norse Mythology known for his knowledge and wisdom and an ally of Kratos and Atreus. He was Odin’s advisor and the ambassador of the Aesir Gods until Odin imprisoned him 109 years ago. He is the tritagonist of God of War (2018). Mímir means “the rememberer” or “the wise one” in Old Norse.
He is a figure in Norse Mythology who is renowned for his knowledge and wisdom. He is beheaded by the Vanir Gods during the Æsir-Vanir War. Odin revives the head of Mimir through some magic after the Vanir gift it to Odin. Afterward, Odin carries around Mímir’s head and it recites secret knowledge to him. He is the maternal uncle of Odin.
Thor is the Norse Aesir God of thunder, lightning, storms, and strength. The father of Magni and Modi and son of Odin. Thor appears in the true ending of God of War (2018), and returns as one of the main antagonists of God of War: Ragnarök. His most notable weapon is the hammer Mjölnir, which is powerful enough to level mountains.
Odin, also known as the Allfather, is the King of Asgard, the Ruler of Valhalla, and the King of the Aesir Gods. He is also the Norse God of the Sky, War, Death, Wisdom, Poetry, and Magic. He is the one who imprisoned Mimir in the past and personally tortured him every day. He also sent Baldur to gain knowledge of Faye’s whereabouts. In mythology, he was usually depicted wearing a cloak and a wide-brimmed hat and carrying his spear Gungnir, a legendary artifact that once tossed never misses its target.
Brok & Sindri (Huldra Brothers)
Renowned Dwarf blacksmiths who forged the Leviathan Axe and Mjölnir. Sindri and Brok help Kratos and Atreus during their adventure. In their forge, they can improve weapons and equipment, so long as they are given the necessary materials.
Týr is the Norse God of War, Law, and Honor. He is one of the sons of Odin, the half-brother of Thor, Baldur, Hodr, and Bragi. A natural pacifist, Týr sought to broker peace between his people, the Aesir, and their long-standing enemies, the Jötnar. But he was betrayed by his father, Odin when he imprisoned him and attacked the giants. In Norse mythology, he is typically described as only having one hand, having lost the other to the wolf Fenrir.
Angrboda is a Jötunn, wife of Loki, and mother of Jörmungandr, Fenrir, and Hel. She survived the genocide of the giants by the Aesir Gods. In Norse mythology, Angrboða or Angrboda is a female jötunn. In the Poetic Edda, Angrboða is mentioned only in Völuspá hin skamma as the mother of Fenrir by Loki.
The second dwarf was created after the first and foremost dwarf Mótsognir. In the first trailer, Durlin appears to be an acquaintance of Brok and Sindri. He carries around a purple squidopus named Dínner on his shoulder. In Norse mythology, Durinn forged the magic sword Tyrfing with the help of the dwarf Dvalin. In variant texts of the saga, Durinn is known as Dulinn.
Fenrir, also known as Hróðvitnir (fame-wolf), is a Wolf-Giant-god and is considered one of the greatest enemies of the Aesir. He’s destined to fight and kill Odin during Ragnarök. He’s the father of both Sköll and Hati. He is also the brother of Jörmungandr.
In Norse mythology, once the Gods found out about their existence, they began to fear them as there was Prophesize that these siblings would bring great misfortune upon the Gods due to nature of both of their parents, their father Loki in particular.
She is a Vanir goddess who helps Kratos and Atreus on their journey. She is the mother of Baldur, the former wife of Odin, and the former Queen of the Valkyries. Goddess of Magic, Love, Beauty, Death, War, and Fertility. Freya is the secondary antagonist of God of War: Ragnarök, seeking revenge against Kratos for killing Baldur.
Jörmungandr, also known as the World Serpent, is a mythical Jötunn serpent destined to fight Thor come Ragnarök. He becomes an ally of Kratos and Atreus after the pair awaken him from deep slumber within the Lake of Nine.
In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr’s arch-enemy is the thunder-god, Thor, with the two being prophesied to kill each other come Ragnarök. Jormungandr will be slain by Thor, who will then take nine steps away before succumbing to the serpent’s Eitr poison that it had been spewing in the air during the battle.
Sköll & Hati
Two wolf giants, the sons of Fenrir and the grandsons of Loki and Angrboða. When Sköll and Hati were pups, Odin captured them and kept them in the kennels in Asgard in order to keep their father Hróðvitnir, who was considered one of the Aesir’s most dangerous enemies, at bay.
In Norse Mythology, Sköll and Hati chase the horse-drawn chariots of Sól and Máni, the personified sun and moon respectively, every day and night until they finally catch them, marking the onset of Ragnarök.
Speki & Svanna
Kratos’ and Atreus’ female wolves pull their sled.
Surtr, also known as Surt, is the first fire giant and the second being in existence to be born. He is the ruler of Muspelheim and the fire giants. He is hidden deep within his realm, and is constantly training and honing his skills to be prepared for Ragnarok, in which he will lead his kin against the Aesir and destroy Asgard.
In Norse mythology, Surtr is foretold as being a major figure during the events of Ragnarök; carrying his bright, flaming sword, he will go to battle against the Æsir, and the major god Freyr of the Vanir. Afterward, the flames that he brings forth will engulf the Earth.
Baldur was the Norse Aesir God of Light and the main antagonist of God of War (2018). He was the son of Odin and Freya, half-brother of Thor, Meili, Týr, Hodr, and Bragi, and uncle of Magni and Modi. Baldur answers Odin’s call to hunt down the Jötunn Guardian, one of the two remaining Jötnar in Midgard who had been foiling the Aesir’s plans for some time.
The Giants knew the full events of Ragnarok and that Baldur was always meant to die by Kratos’ hand when he did. Kratos realized that Baldur was never meant to look for him as Baldur was tracking down Kratos’ wife, Faye, but was unaware she was only ashes by then. Freya is left devastated and enraged upon his death despite Baldur’s attempt on her life. She swears revenge upon Kratos before taking her son’s body with her and disappearing.
Laufey the Just, or Faye for short, was a Frost Giant from Jötunheim, the second wife of Kratos and the mother of Atreus. Faye is only seen 2018 game as a corpse wrapped in sheets and later cremated, but is a crucial character mentioned extensively in God of War.
Her real name was Laufey, and, according to Mimir, she was renowned as a great giant heroine, known as Laufey the Just, for her deeds in helping the weak and helpless and opposing the cruel Aesir and their king, Odin. At some point, she cooperated with Týr in hiding the Realm Tower to Jötunheim, cutting her off from her home in an effort to preserve her kin from Thor’s genocide.
Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Fárbauti. Laufey is mentioned several times in the Prose Edda, composed in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. The first mention occurs in Gylfaginning, where High introduces Loki. High says that Loki is the son of Fárbauti, that “Laufey or Nál” is his mother, and that his brothers are Býleistr and Helblindi.
Magni & Modi
The sons of Thor. They help their uncle Baldur in his quest to find someone and as a result come into conflict with Kratos and Atreus.
Female entities who take the warriors that were killed in battle to Valhalla. There are a total of nine Valkyries, including their queen Sigrun.
Gróa’s husband, who went missing after setting out for Vanaheimr with Thor.
The bard of the Aesir.
Ruler of Vanaheim.
A powerful seer looking for her lost husband Aurvandil.
An Aesir with great foresight.
The blind son of Odin, God of Winter
An Aesir, God of Silence.
The prideful son of Thamur who unwittingly caused the death of his father by running away after a fight with his father is later mentioned to have constructed walls with a secret weakness which he passed on to Freya before Thor murdered him.
Wife of Thor.
A Jötunn stonemason was killed by Thor following an argument with his son Hrimthur.
Vili & Vé
Brothers of Odin.
That’s all for our list of all God of War Ragnarok Characters from Norse mythology. While you are here, make sure to check out more interesting topics in our GoW Ragnarok Guides.