God Of War Ragnarok Faye: Who Was Kratos' Wife?

God Of War Ragnarok Faye: Who Was Kratos' Wife?
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Dave McAdam


11th Nov 2022 13:41

God of War Ragnarok Faye is the wife of Kratos and the mother of Atreus. God of War Ragnarok brings Faye back through flashbacks, giving players a better understanding of who she was. Faye, or Laufey to give her her proper name, is a figure both from the game and from Norse mythology. Here is everything we know about God of War Ragnarok Faye.

God Of War Ragnarok Faye: Mythology Of The Character

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Laufey in Norse mythology is largely known for two things; being a frost giant and being the mother of Loki. The relationship between Laufey and Loki was evidently an important one, as Loki is most often referred to as Loki Laufeyjarson. Traditionally, the surname is taken from the father, so for Loki to use his mother's name to denote his lineage is significant.

The name Laufey is likely derived from a word for leaf, but Laufey was also known by the name Nal, meaning needle, as she was apparently very thin and weak when she was young. Laufey herself makes sparse appearances in Norse mythology, as she is really best known as the mother of Loki, one of the most significant figures in the mythos.

God Of War Ragnarok Faye: Her Appearance In The Game

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Faye first appeared at the beginning of 2018's God of War, which began with her funeral. Faye was married to Kratos and was the mother of their son, Atreus. Her passing was the catalyst for the rest of that game's story, as it was through her death that the existence of Kratos and Atreus in the realms became known to the Aesir. A significant part of that game's plot has Kratos and Atreus on a mission to scatter Faye's ashes in her homeland, the land of the frost giants.

In God of War Ragnarok, and we promise to keep spoilers very minimal here, Faye makes an appearance in flashbacks. Kratos dreams of her, and we finally get to see who she was. Faye was a kind and impressive person, conscientious of the world around her. Also, she was nearly as tall as Kratos, lending credence to the stories of her being a formidable warrior. She is portrayed by Deborah Ann Woll, who many will know from her appearances on the TV shows True Blood and Daredevil.

That is it for our God of War Ragnarok Faye rundown. For more info about the game, such as an idea of how tall Faye might have been, check out our God of War Ragnarok: How tall is Kratos?

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