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Mimir God of War Ragnarok: his place in Norse mythology

Mimir God of War Ragnarok: his place in Norse mythology

Feeling a bit lost among GoW Ragnarok's mythological references, or just want to know more? This guide on Mimir, far from being exhaustive, will however allow you to acquire the keys of knowledge to travel in peace in the lands of the nine worlds.

The severed head quickly joins the hero duo of God of War 2018. Thanks to him, Kratos and Atreus will learn a lot about the world around them : the relationships between the gods, the different peoples of the north and all the legends that go with. It can be expected that whoever literally sticks to Kratos' train for the entire game will have the same role in God of War Ragnarok.

Warning, potential spoilers ahead!

If God of War 2018 interprets Norse mythology in its own way, many elements of the game are also present in the history books. We know nothing about the ins and outs of GoW Ragnarok, however reading this article could potentially spoil the experience for you.

Origin and relationship between characters

Mimir is an Ase god and thus belongs to the group of sovereign gods. His name means for some " the one who remembers ", for others " the one who measures destiny ".

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Role and attributes

God of what?

Mimir is known for his wisdom , so he could approach a god of knowledge and knowledge . He also becomes the guardian of a spring in the Yggdrasil tree.

How can we recognize it?

Following an episode which we will discuss below, Mimir is beheaded and then reanimated . He therefore becomes a god incarnated in a head without a body .

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Mythological references and possible connection to the game


After the war between the Aesir and the Vanes, hostages were sent to the opposing camp to promote peace: Mimir and Hœnir for the Aesir, Freyr, Freya and Njörd for the Vanes. Feeling duped, the Vanes beheaded Mimir and sent him back to the Aesir. Odin , who knew magic, managed to revive Mimir's head through a mixture of herbs and spells. He thus placed his head under a root of Yggdrasil, the world tree, near the source of knowledge of which he became the guardian.

Mimir and Odin

One day, Odin wanted to taste this source to receive its powers. Mimir consented to this on the condition that the god remove one eye. Odin accepted and could thus become a god of wisdom and knowledge.

God of War Ragnarok: Spoiler alert! Key moments in history hang out on the web

It's time to mute some terms on Twitter and avoid the forums as much as possible: Someone with a GoW Ragnarok test code has posted important moments from Kratos and Atreus' journey on the networks.

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