Wolves are a species of massive canines that appear in God of War (2018).
They appear as large reddish-brown wolves. They usually appear in groups of two or three, alongside other enemies.
They attack Kratos either by rushing towards him and biting, or by leaping onto him from behind, pinning him down and inflicting continuous damage. If they are stunned, Kratos can knock-out the beast and throw it at enemies.
Mythology prominently includes three malevolent wolves, in particular: the giant Fenrisulfr or Fenrir, eldest child of Loki and Angrboda who was feared and hated by the Æsir, and Fenrisulfr's children, Sköll and Hati. Fenrir is bound by the gods, but is ultimately destined to grow too large for his bonds and devour Odinduring the course of Ragnarök. At that time, he will have grown so large that his upper jaw touches the sky while his lower touches the earth when he gapes. He will be slain by Odin's son, Viðarr, who will either stab him in the heart or rip his jaws asunder according to different accounts. Fenrir's two offspring will according to legend, devour the sun and moon at Ragnarök. On the other hand, however, the wolves Geri and Freki were the Norse god Odin's faithful pets who were reputed to be "of good omen."
But wolves also served as mounts for more or less dangerous humanoid creatures. For instance, Gunnr's horse was a kenning for "wolf" on the Rök Runestone, in the Lay of Hyndla, the völva (witch) Hyndla rides a wolf, and to Baldr's funeral, the giantess Hyrrokin arrived on a wolf.
Wolves were sometimes associated with witchcraft in both northern European cultures: in Norse folklore, the völva (witch) Hyndla and the giantess Hyrrokin are both portrayed as using wolves as mounts.
Sköll and Hati are the wolves that will devour The Sun and Moon.
Types of Wolf
Wolfs come in a two different classes
- Rabid Wolf: The standard ones. and they can rush towards Kratos and bite him.
- Poison Wolf: Similar to the regular ones, but they inflic poison damage due to their diseases. They are usually accompanied by Revenants or other poison enemies.