The new God of War Ragnarok trailer revealed during State of Play gave us an idea of what the story is going to offer players and we got to see some new characters. The trailer includes Odin, Thor, and two valkyries, one of whom is called Hirst. In this article, we are going to go over everything we know about the valkyrie God Of War Ragnarok from the new God of War Ragnarok trailer.
God Of War Ragnarok Valkyrie Hirst
In God of War 2018, the Valkyries are optional bosses that you can beat. These are very challenging bosses and once you have defeated all of them, you can take on the Valkyrie queen. While there is no mention of the Valkyrie Hirst in norse mythology, we do know a little bit about Hrist, which might be the inspiration behind the character.
From the new trailer, we know for sure that Hirst is indeed one of the Valkyries and there is another Valkyrie with her that takes on Kratos and Atreus. So we might be facing off against two Valkyries at the same time. Hrist is related to hrista which means shake or quake. So Hrist would mean the shaking one or the quaking one. Hrist is supposed to be immortal and can only be killed with a specifically powerful weapon or person. That should be where Kratos comes in.
You can take on 9 valkyries in God of War 2018 but the Norse mythology mentions 39 of them so there is no surprise that we see 2 more now. While we do not know who the other valkyrie in the trailer is, Hrist is mentioned together with the valkyrie Mist in Grímnismál 40-41. So the other valkyrie that we see in the trailer could be Mist.
Since we do get to defeat the Valkyrie queen Sigrun, in God of War 2018, it will be interesting to see what kind of role these new valkyries play in God of War Ragnarok. They could be part of the main story or they could be additional bosses that players can beat if they are up for the challenge.
Let us know what you think about these new valkyries in the God of War Ragnarok trailer and whether or not you are interested in playing the game.