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Boston is the capital city of Massachusetts. It is the main setting of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. It is also the cosmic center of the universe, making it overriden with Norse deities. According to Blitzen, ancient Vikings were constantly searching for America because they knew the universe's center was in it.

History & Politics

Boston was first settled in 1630 as a township, with the original name being Trimountaine (after the "three mountains" which occupied the area, only traces of which remain today). It's name was changed to Boston, in honor of Boston, Lincolnshire, England (the renaming being by Puritans). In contrast with its roots of English Puritanism, modern Boston displays a strong Irish, Roman Catholic presence.

Politically, Boston is run by an elected Mayor and city council.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Boston is the most recurring setting in Midgard, appearing in all three books and This Is Why I Hate Clothes Shopping in 9 from the Nine Worlds.


  • Boston is also the current home of Rick Riordan, author of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
  • Some archaeologists suggest Leif Erikson, a famous Norse explorer, established a settlement called Vinland in what is modern day Boston.
  • Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts.
  • In The Kane Chronicles, the character Julian is said to be from Boston.
  • Boston is named after the port town in Lincolnshire on the east central coast of England.
Locations (MC)
Nine Worlds: Alfheim | Asgard | Helheim | Jotunheim | Midgard | Muspellheim | Nidavellir | Niflheim | Vanaheim
Cities and Towns: Boston | Flåm | New London | Provincetown | York
Administrative Divisions: Connecticut | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | North Yorkshire | Sogn og Fjordane | South Carolina
Countries: Confederate States of America | Norway | United Kingdom (England) | United States of America
Continents: Europe | North America
Other Locations: Alderman Estate | Bifrost | Blitzen’s Best | Boston Public Library | Bridal Veil Falls | Cape Cod | Charles River | Charleston Harbor | Chase Mansion | Dorchester | Fadlan’s Falafel | Folkvanger | Fort Wagner | Ginnungagap | Hotel Valhalla | Loki’s Cavern | Longfellow Bridge | Lyngvi | Morris Island | Nabbi's Tavern | Provincetown Airport | River Oure | Sessrumnir | Svartalfheim | The Thinking Cup | Yggdrasil