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Vidar (pronounced "VEE-dar") is the silent Norse Æsir god of Vengeance, Justice and The Primitive Nature Personification. He is the son of Odin and the giantess Gríðr.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Hammer of Thor

While Magnus and his friends are being outmatched by the earth giants, Vidar along with Thor and Heimdall, arrived in time to help them defeat the giants. Later, after the battle, he is shown tending to the wounded. At the celebration at Hotel Valhalla, he is seen conversing with Hearthstone in a sign language Magnus didn't understand.


Not much is known about Vidar's appearance. When he appears at Loki's cavern, he is wearing a helmet, infrared goggles, jackboots, and full Kelvar body armor with the letters GRRM across the chest. His right shoe is made of every shoe scrap thrown away. It is made of scraps of leather, metal, pieces of neon athletic shoes, Velcro straps, old brass buckles, and stiletto heels. 


  • Giant Shoe: Vidar's shoe was shown growing to a huge size allowing him to crush a giant.


  • His Greek-Roman equivalent is Nemesis/Invidia, while his character is more like Zeus as revenging himself on the devoured family.
  • His Egyptian equivalent (in terms of character) is Horus.
  • Two locations in Norway are named after him.
  • He is described as the son of Odin and the giantess Gríðr in Norse mythology
  • He is foretold to avenge his father's death by killing the Fenris Wolf at Ragnarök, an event which he will survive.
  • Vidar's "thick shoe" is described in Norse mythology as consisting of all the extra leather pieces that people have cut from their own shoes at the toe and heel, collected by the god throughout all time. 
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Core Series: The Sword of Summer | The Hammer of Thor | The Ship of the Dead
Main Characters: Magnus Chase | Alex Fierro | Blitzen | Halfborn Gunderson | Hearthstone | Loki | Mallory Keen | Samirah al-Abbas | Sumarbrander | Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Secondary Characters: Randolph Chase | Gunilla | Natalie Chase | Amir Fadlan | Alderman
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Norse Gods: Freya | Thor | Balder | Ullr | Frey | Odin | Heimdall | Vidar | Sif | Frigg | Tyr
Minor Gods: Skírnir | Mimir | Ran | Hod | Hel | Sigyn | Aegir | Nine Billow Maidens | Njord | Kvasir | Holler | Forseti | Glum | Lofn | Sól | Idunn
Jotnar: Surt | Gerd | Norns | Utgard-Loki | Harald | Ymir | Geirrod | Gjalp | Greip | Thrym | Thrynga | Tiny | Little Billy | Hrungnir | Red | Tattoo | Gunlod | Suttung | Baugi | Skadi | Hrym | Eggther | Norns
Monsters: Jormungand | Ratatosk | Vedrfolnir | Nidhogg | Fenris Wolf | Lindworm | Wight | Brunnmigi | Siersgrunnr | Garm
Magical Creatures: Dwarf | Elf | Sleipnir | Stanley | Marvin | Otis | Hulder | Nøkks | Vatnavaettir | Nisser | Troll | Raven | Hugin and Munin
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