Aurvandil was a warrior of renown in Norse Mythology, and the husband of Gróa.
Norse Mythology Edit
The names Aurvandil or Earendel (Old Norse: Aurvandil; Old English: Ēarendel) are cognate Germanic personal names, continuing a Proto-Germanic reconstructed compound *auzi-wandilaz "luminous wanderer", in origin probably the name of a star or planet, potentially the morning star (Eosphoros). Recall that also the word 'planet' means wanderer.
In the God of War Series Edit
The Lost Pages of Norse Myth Edit
Aurvandil was a Norse warrior who was married Gróa, a seiðr. At some point, Thor asked for Aurvandil's help for a quest in Vanaheim. During the quest, Aurvandil was intentionally killed by Thor. Thor returned to Gróa and made up a story where Aurvandil suffered from a frost-bite during a battle, and had to be carried away, until Thor lost him in a tundra.
Gróa, in search of her husband, started collecting ancient tomes and their runic incantations to augment her prophetic powers. In response to this, Odin hid the truth about Aurvandil's death with a spell.
Gróa was eventually killed by Odin for refusing to share her knowledge about Ragnarök with the All-Father. Odin revealed the truth about Aurvandil's death, and then proceeded to strangle Gróa, taking her life and her knowledge.