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Mythological Archetypes Presentation: God of War Presented by: The Archetypes and Heroes ❑Action-adventure game ❑Founded on Greek and Norse mythologies ❑Protagonist is Kratos, a Spartan warrior, who becomes God of War ❑Led to kill family by former master, Ares Plight of Main Character • Kratos is haunted by nightmares • Tasked with killing the rogue god, Ares • Uproots entire Greek pantheon • Deal with Norse gods Other Archetypes and their Roles • Players encounter Minotaurs and Hydras (Ray, n.d). • Ragnarok, an event that will destroy the world • Norns, players in the game stopping this event • Other heroes: Mimir, Atreus, Freya, Brok and Sindri Mythological and Cultural Origins of Story ❑God queen, Freya ❑Odin, All-Father of the Norse gods ❑The Valkyrie female warriors ❑Baldur’s death remains as per traditional myth Parallels between the Myth(s) and the Story • Loki in holy Nordic family mirrors Arteus • Baldur in the game represents Thor in original myths • The Big Three in Norse myths: Odin, Vili and Ve Relating the Conflicts to Choices of Ordinary Life ❑ Protecting and defending family ❑ Betrayal ❑ Vengeance Conclusion • God of War is an action-adventure game • It is rich in Greek and Norse mythologies • Certain aspects remain true to the myths but others are transformed • Love for family, betrayal and vengeance run throughout the game References • CBR Staff. (2018). 20 ways God of War changes Nor ...
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