They'll wake and that'll start Ragnarok. Egyptian mythology has already been teased in Tyrs Temple. That's so fucked up. I think he was healed and survives because of Freya's Vanir magic and because he is only part giant. The giants were blessed that they could only be killed by a mortal and an immortal working together. Or at least, allows for us to travel to view other myths/pantheons in the god of war universe, [–]Tinseltopia 34 points35 points36 points 1 year ago (6 children). [–]primetime_time[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (5 children). Back to the great war as their army of titans start to fall, so did their gate keeper You're literally climbing the world tree at that point. Stronmaus, greater god of sun, sky, weather, seas, and joy. 3. Since these giants were simply a natural, genetic variation of human beings, they died along with the rest of the earth's population. Throughout God of War's story, the fate of the giants is largely referenced, with inquisitive Atreus wondering why they all but disappeared from the other realms. For one very important reason. He then killed all Giants, like his father had planed it. I don't want to hear anyone pretend like they are some smartass and keep saying that Kratos will die. Just wanted to make that clarification. Great theory. Connect, support, comment or contact the author here Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Spirit / Mind / Body. Spoilers - Do not include spoilers in the title of your post. One thing I like to point out is that when Kratos and Atreus went to Jotunheim, they did not go in an ordinary way. edit: not symbols of war (looking more into this). It is because he suffers from ocd and he sees it in his child, he fears passing it on. What if the giants of johunheim are the titans in Greek mythology. My theory: [–]TiteParaPresidente 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (4 children). I think Odin created a magical sickness/curse that would kill the giants, using his knowledge of Aesir/Vanir magic. The Gigantomachy was probably the most important battle that happened in Greek mythology. SPAM is not allowed, nor being a spam, or promoting spam. [–]EruditeAF 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children). It was God who conquered the 4-King coalition for Abraham and delivered them for defeat. Also, it's believed to represent 3 Celtic worlds: Spiritual, Present (Ours), Celestial. Power / Intellect / Love. [–]Kalaschnikow-Hoang 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), I like this theory too. This was Faye's plan all along. Top Left - Egyptian 'Eye Of Horus' (Protection). Freya also owned a … Evidence can be seen when Atreus lands himself in a coma when he attempts to activate Rage of Sparta to save Kratos from Modi. I thought Bergelmir died because he was super old, as the father of all giants, and assumed his wife just died as well. Tangentially related submissions may be removed if the link to the God of War universe is tenuous. He was defeated by the god, when Poseidon ripped off a part of island Kos with his trident and hurled it at him. Freya also comforts those who are dying before they go to Valhalla. Hell, Mimir said the same thing on the boat ride IIRC, that the struggle was killing him. After it tears off the roof of the cabin, Kratos goes outside to confront a hooded stranger surrounded by crackling lightning. So continuing that theory could it be possible that the mural is not a prophecy but a recounting of past events. Your theory is very good, but I can't imagine it would be effective without presentation of the cruelty. The giants were formidable foes. Art and craft submissions MUST always cite sources. He also finally allows Atreus to carry Faye’s ashes up the final stretch of the mountain, showing just how far these two characters have come. That stairway of light also deposited them directly where they needed to go and sent them past the murals they were meant to see. This is part of his plan to prevent Ragnarok and fighting the giants when the world ends. Yes I know that, but most people want it to be permanent. Odin gets the last laugh as the virus later kills the giants in Jotunheim after they build those monuments to record what happened to them. Faye was mortal and Atreus 3/4 mortal / Faye was a giant, Atreus is 1/2 giant and Baldur wanted her from the start, Midgard peak is highest peak to spread Faye's ashes / Faye meant Jotunheim, Frigg is Baldur's mother / Freya is Baldur's mother and queen of valkyries, Thor planned the killing of Thamur / According to Mimir, Thor just got lucky as Thamur was looking for his son, Light elves are non-violent and good/ Maybe the light elves are bad (? Wow, totally forgot that Thor is also technically half-giant, like Atreus. So how could this seemingly normal mechanism send Atreus and Kratos to a magical stairway made of light? Oh, that's a really cool theory too. The primary gods of the Ordning were: 1. If you look you can see the world tree. When it came out, God of War on the PS2 was a revelation to the genre. Odin removed the center piece from the actual shrine and had it in his Helheim hidden chamber. Mother / Father / Child. Jötnar are a type of entity contrasted with Gods and other figures, such as Dwarves and Elves. What if the Greek gods are the one responsible for their demise at the end of the game? It is primarily for this battle that the Giants are known, and its importance to Greek culture is attested by the frequent depiction of the Gigantomachy in Greek art. Sadly, Atreus must have spent years trying to get Kratos to have a real relationship with him, only for Kratos to be… Thing is, a lot of assumptions and established facts that were later changed due to later reveals in the game. Maybe Freya would have ulterior motives, but Mimir too? However, I don't think they ever said that Fay was Bergelmir's wife. 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I am a big boy, it's on the Jotnar shrine center piece that Mimir uses his 'sight' on to see the way to Jotunheim. God of War's Freya seems to follow the theory that Frigg and Freya are one in the same.) There’s hades where the heroic, neutral, and evil humans all end up, in their own various sections, and the Palace of the lord Hades is also on that level. It's a great series, not really for a deep character or intense introspection, but for the wa Tyr made it very hard for anyone to find their way there, eluding even the Aesir gods. He was the patron of the storm giants and the cloud giants. Rune of Jötunheim Jötunheim is one of the Nine Realms of the World Tree, home of the ancient race of Jötnar and the final destination of Kratos and Atreus' journey in God of War. The Giants or Gigantes were a race of great strength, but not necessarily of great size, that were born out of the blood that fell onto the earth (the Titan goddess Gaea) when the Titan Uranus was castrated by his son, Cronus.. The giants' name for Kratos, in runes, seems to be Farbauti.Â, Farbauti in Norse Mythology is the husband of Laufey, and is known as "Cruel Striker," related to wildfires. This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of the games and sharing news about them. One after that Artreus is missing so he has to come out of retirement also finds a good new recruit to train - jealous between new recruit and artreus could be interesting but i might be getting too devil may cry there ! [–]julianom7 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]AegonTheAuntFooker 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Probably an illusion so in case an Aesir somehow accessed the realm that's what they would see. The idea of being a “good god” is a significant theme in GOD OF WAR. Old Norse jötunn (also jǫtunn,) and Old English eóten developed from the Proto-Germanic masculine noun etunaz which has a connection with the Proto-Germanic etanan which was reconstructed from … Past / Present / Future. Interesting. I think this theory also really proves how much of a disgusting monster Odin is. Faye was a Giant, meaning that Atreus is part Greek God, and part Giant. My theory is that they did not go to Jotunheim in the present, but they went in the far distant future. It was, We find out as the credits roll that Faye is also known as Laufey (Lau[faye], see? There is the possibility that Atreus was an accident, but based on the ending events of God of War 4, the kid may have been Faye’s plan all along since she met Kratos. "A land of desert with many gods" you hear Mimir tell Atreus when viewing all the treasures scattered around. Yes, THAT Loki. [–]doglywolf 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children). Othea, a lesser demigoddess who was the wife of Annam All-Father and mother to the races of giants and giant-kin. Hindu mythology is introducing giants of all kinds. It goes without saying, but spoilers ahead. The Thunderbird is on one of the wall shrines heading down the elevator to the lower part of Tyr's temple. There’s hades where the heroic, neutral, and evil humans all end up, in their own various sections, and the Palace of the lord Hades is also on that level. Above their heads it says in Runes Bergelmir and Nal. [–]primetime_time[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]MythicFrost 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]Sirliftalot35 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Original content must be respected and cited. It was a fight between the Giants or Gigantes, sons of Gaea and Uranus, and the Olympian gods who were trying to overthrow the old religion and establish themselves as the new rulers of the cosmos.. Since these giants were simply a natural, genetic variation of human beings, they died along with the rest of the earth's population. Kratos shows the gods are good and Atreus is the champion for the giants. Odin gains knowledge of Vanir magic from his marriage with Freya. A explanation based on information actually provided in game - as opposed to making up and adding new details - is that those Jotnar died at the hands of Thor after he recovered Mjolnir from Thrym. Also if Atreus somehow finds out about this, he will begin a path of vengeance just as Kratos did with Zeus. Genesis 7 tells of a worldwide Flood that God sent to destroy "all flesh" upon the earth (verse 21). It could be cool either way, [–]elborru 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), I think the Giants anticipated the death of Kratos, but he defeated the Destiny sisters, then he is a god that is not bound to fate and, therefore, he can avoid it (in fact he says that destiny is just a gods' canard. Why did I just list off every giant killed by the gods alone? But yes, according most of Mimir's stories while boating and the 11 shrines, Odin was always present and directly or indirectly succeeded in killing the Jötnar, [–]TheAntagoniser79 4 points5 points6 points 1 year ago (0 children). We even saw him project his paternal feelings to Pandora in God of War 3. According to the ancient text, the Giants —The Nephilim—became aware that due to their violent ways, they face an imminent destruction. Creation / Preservation / Destruction. She was p… From the first time Kratos and Atreus met The World Serpent, to their fight with Baldur -- Atreus entire life is displayed on the wall. There must be a lot of trauma for Kratos and kids when it comes to the fate of his previous child. A mural, that shows their past, present, and future, all playing out at once. Finally, the Giants, divine bastards, were the masters of death and destruction. Nothing killed him and made him stay dead in Greece, so why now? And used Tyr eyes as a bifrost crystal thing?. Frequently recurring memes will be removed even if they have not been submitted in that timeframe. There are many levels of the afterlife in Greek/Roman mythology. ~ J.L. So this is where things get tricky. Claiming credit for another artist's work will result in your post being removed and could lead to a ban. They was brought back to Jotunheim for her burial rites. Because Faye stays in Midgard, she dies much much later. Damasan was born to be the opposite of Ares, however Ares was the god of war, violence, war, bloodlust and bloodshed. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. This would be a continued theme in the wars against the giant-infested nations. It's also worth to note, the 'Triskele' is, and has been, used by many cultures, including before the Celts. Tyr made it very hard for anyone to find their way there, eluding even the Aesir gods. Low-effort content such as memes, image-macros and shitposts may be removed but will be allowed if originally created and if effort has gone into making them. Is it simply Atreus hearing Kratos' final words? Head  back to your home after these initial credits to trigger another cut scene.When Kratos and Atreus head back to their home, the pair lay down to rest after their long adventure. Titans come in all sizes example Prometheus his not large like the other titans In the Gigantes war against the Olympians there was one Gigante who did not fight, his name was Damasan. I find it unlikely they were both lying or wrong. She only did not ask a mistletoe plant, seeing it as either too young, or inconsequential. It was God who conquered the 4-King coalition for Abraham and delivered them for defeat. [–]joshawaddell 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago* (3 children). use the following search parameters to narrow your results: This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of the games and sharing news about them. In ancient times, the giants rose from Tartarus to fight and destroy the gods. Here are the stories - 0:08 - Odin & the Giants 1:30 - Mimir OF THE BIFROST TEETS! Freya had many mortal, god and elf lovers she was even sought after by the frost giants. His body is that of a god and giant but his mind believes it's a mortal. [–]Surviver68 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (1 child), I think he’ll die but we’ll carry it on by playing atreus. This sub will not promote let's plays, streams or calls for likes and subscribers. Damasan was born to be the opposite of Ares, however Ares was the god of war, violence, war, bloodlust and bloodshed. I assumed they were all symbols of war, but I was wrong. Only 1 in 10 of your posts / comments here should link to your own content. Atreus says he can't feel anything as if Joutenheim is barren but doesn't comment (as far as I remember) on the corpses everywhere. The giants flee to Jotunheim and seal it away with Tyr's help, but Faye stays behind. Could you please tell me where are the Japanese and Celtic references in Helheim please? Odin removed the center piece from the actual shrine and had it in his Helheim hidden chamber. For God of War on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "What happened to the giants? [–]TiteParaPresidente 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children), [–]joshawaddell 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (1 child). Atreus’ mother was of the race of giants. I think it's related to the time travel theory. [–]Joebranflakes 116 points117 points118 points 1 year ago (21 children). Submissions of this nature will be removed. Not all giants are actually giant, and she was normal-sized. ), [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), Time travel and dimension travel ruins stories and allows the writers to write with no consequences, [–]Alberel 17 points18 points19 points 1 year ago (0 children). Every realm is just a reflection of the other, and the realm travel room only works because there is identical rooms in every realm. Possible Triskele Meanings - A tale of forward motion to reach understanding. The ashes were also glowing. It is primarily for this battle that the Giants are known, and its importance to Greek culture is attested by the frequent depiction of the Gigantomachy in Greek art. Freya was even married to one of her lover Odr the Norse god of summer until he disappeared. Also explains why she spoke the long forgotten tongues. The entities are themselves ambiguously defined, variously Jörmungandrreferred to by several other terms, including eóten, risi, thurs, ogre and troll. 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