In Norse Mythology, Sköll and Hati are the sons of Fenrir and grandsons of Loki. Sköll and Hati chase the horse-drawn chariots of Sól and Máni, the personified sun and moon respectively, every day and night until they finally catch them, marking the onset of Ragnarök.
When the sun and moon grew mutinous and stood still, Odin put Sköll and Hati to use. Using ancient magic, Odin cast the wolves to the heavens and they began chasing the sun and the moon, but they will not do so endlessly. It is foretold that the day Sköll and Hati catch and devour their prey will be the day that marks the beginning of Ragnarök.
Because Odin controls the wolves he believes he also has control over Ragnarök. However, Kratos instigates Fimbulwinter by killing Baldur hundreds of years before the day Ragnarök was said to begin. It is presumed Sköll and Hati will continue their chase as Fimbulwinter rages on.
- In Norse Mythology, Sköll and Hati are the grandsons of Loki, who is Atreus in the series. This also makes them the nephews of Jörmungandr and Hel and the great-grandsons of Kratos.
- The sun and moon growing mutinous and standing still could be an allusion to the events of God of War III where Helios died, so Odin put Sköll and Hati to use to keep night and day going in Midgard.