Untangling God Of War


Written, produced, edited & animated by Javed Sterritt
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Sound Design by Andrew Miller: imdb.to/3c5f0rA
Norse Myth art by Clint Reid: tillmanproject.com/
Additional animation by Thomas Price: imdb.to/3ebpI2k
Music provided in partnership with MusicBed
Soundtrack here: spoti.fi/38qxku4
The Poetic Edda - Jackson Crawford
The Prose Edda - Snorri Sturleson
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
The Viking Spirit - Daniel McCoy
Norse Myths - Kevin Crossley-Holland
Norse Mythology - John Lindow
Norse Myths - Jake Jackson
Reinventing God Of War:
Jackson Crawford's Norse SEblack channel:
Jotnar Shrine Translation by Waystar:
Brilliant GOW rune translation also by Waystar:


  • Good Blood
    Good Blood2 månader sedan

    A beautiful acknowledgment from Mr. Barlog: bit.ly/38Q5KGP Three quick amendments: 1. While indeed Snorri spent time as a leader in Norway, he was Icelandic by birth. 2. The longer the stories were being told throughout the generations, the 2 fertility gods, Frigg and Freya, began to bleed into the one goddess. In the Edda's, Baldur's mother is Frigg, but I've purposefully kept it as Freya in this video for ease of understanding. 3. I've made a typing error and wrote Alistair Sung as Alistair 'Yung' in the credits. Getting someone's name wrong is for me, the greatest crime so I am so sorry for this.

  • Cahriah


    8 dagar sedan

    Absolutely amazing video mate.

  • 4Heed Indeed

    4Heed Indeed

    18 dagar sedan

    This video is incredible

  • Razer


    27 dagar sedan

    This is beautiful! 🥺❤️

  • hrappurthor


    Månad sedan

    One additional clarification. You're confusing Freyja's boar Hildisvín with Frey's (her brother) boar Gullinbursti. Hildisvín was Óttar in disguise while Gullinbursti was created by the dwarves. Great video nevertheless!

  • Rory Willis

    Rory Willis

    Månad sedan

    What editing software do you use to create the videos, I’m a huge fan and I’m just interested?

  • Clark Elieson
    Clark Elieson7 timmar sedan

    I've watched this video more than 4 times at this point. As a fellow SEblackr attempting to learn the secrets of how to produce the best content, I couldnt have found the more perfect product to analyze. Absolutely beautiful. I tear up every time I get to the end, without fail.

  • hell's abomination
    hell's abomination9 timmar sedan

    Holy god if i could give youtube video an emmy i would god dang that was a great video

  • SyncJr
    SyncJr14 timmar sedan

    A video essay about God Of War? I havent even started and I already know I’m gonna be so into this!

  • J Lopez
    J Lopez18 timmar sedan

    Bro this has the same quality as Netflix shows

  • Drew Godsey
    Drew Godsey19 timmar sedan

    This was incredible to watch. Your telling was mystifying and grand.

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  • Thiago lins
    Thiago lins21 timme sedan

    Damn dude, you Fucking nailed it, what an amazing job you have done!

  • Bluexxoon T
    Bluexxoon T21 timme sedan

    This was more the well made. The work you put into this is simply wonderful. You have created such an incredible piece. This was honestly amazing. I can't wait to see more!

  • Joey Henry - Affinity Abstract
    Joey Henry - Affinity Abstract22 timmar sedan

    Absolutely incredible 👏

  • Liam Geoghegan
    Liam Geoghegan23 timmar sedan

    Great video. I hope we get the god of war 5 trailer soon. Its been so long and there's been nothing but a tease logo.

  • Princezilla85 TV
    Princezilla85 TV23 timmar sedan

    Thx you for this!!🏆👍🏾

  • Azazel
    AzazelDag sedan

    Also also also Baldur thinks that Kratos is a Giant. "Thought you'd be bigger. But you're definitely the one" "Hahaha. And here I thought your kind was supposed to be so enlightened." "So much better than us. So much smarter." The the greek are a mere mention in old stories not known by a lot given than Kratos was only shown on one pot once with the chaos blades in hand and mimir knew something but then mimir knows more then odin about that matter. So there would be no reason for Baldur to think he would be bigger and downright hate them. Unless he thought that he, as the husband of a (maybe) known frost giant is thought to be one too. This is never explicitly explained but heavily hinted at imo. I've seen a video mentioning this also but I think most people haven't got this.

  • Ron Hopping
    Ron HoppingDag sedan

    Videos like this are what will fix my algorithm. No more dumb 20 second memes. Thought provoking ballads of poetry and artwork is what I'm thirsty for. Such a satisfying drink.

  • Belsare Yash Rahul
    Belsare Yash RahulDag sedan

    Can anyone answer? Has tyr been dead during gow or alive but not shown yet?

  • Jeff Jeff
    Jeff JeffDag sedan

    I have nothing but respect for you!!!! This video is fucking AWESOME on every level 🔥

  • Mayank Arya
    Mayank AryaDag sedan

    Earned a like and sub my man. God of War is my favourite game series, thanks for making such a masterpiece

  • Skele Bro
    Skele BroDag sedan

    From the thumbnail I thought this was a music video.... anyone else?

  • Nathan Dodson
    Nathan DodsonDag sedan

    Wow... I never comment on or like videos. I have never even played any of the God of War games. I am a History teacher who stumbled on this video while researching Norse Mythology. I'm not sure if you will read this but I just want you to know that this video is utterly incredible. The sheer amount of work and knowledge it takes to explain things with the depth that you did is amazing. So beautifully written and poignant till the end. Thank you so much for sharing this! Such great work.

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    good video man i love you

  • Huang Jun
    Huang JunDag sedan

    Damn, this was so good. This really added multiple new layers to the story for me. Amazing work, whoever you are.

  • Jean-Quentin V.
    Jean-Quentin V.Dag sedan

    That's the kind of shit I am seeking You did a fucking good job, I am glad I found your video !

  • Robin Smith
    Robin SmithDag sedan

    you really made god of war feel the absolute different of brutal

  • Pack Mentality Media
    Pack Mentality MediaDag sedan

    I loved this. This game is important to me and even then, I saw things in a new light with this video. I love that this story can work on a more complex level as well as on a simple high concept one. Truly the sign of good writing.

  • wilson123
    wilson1232 dagar sedan

    This video is godly

  • Kukoo Da Baga Bonez
    Kukoo Da Baga Bonez2 dagar sedan

    I hope they make the second game to this one way better. I like this game but I think they were testing the waters to see if the new direction would work, now that they know how successful it was/is then there is no reason why they should hold back. Great video by the way

  • Sizzin
    Sizzin2 dagar sedan

    God of War 2018 isnt a game, its an experience. A life changing one.

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  • I Am Buttdix
    I Am Buttdix2 dagar sedan

    This video has the literal aplomb of a college essay. Good job!

  • CleverAxe
    CleverAxe2 dagar sedan

    SEblack recommendations actually brought me to a great video!

  • sammehwise89
    sammehwise892 dagar sedan

    It's a crime that this video only has 1m views. Absolute masterpiece.

  • Southern Hunter
    Southern Hunter2 dagar sedan

    holy smokes the quality of this video

  • Bshake
    Bshake2 dagar sedan

    Amazing video, might have to pick up those books you mentioned

  • Some random mediocre Gamer who loves anime
    Some random mediocre Gamer who loves anime2 dagar sedan

    For those who disliked this video, who hurt you?

  • Seth Lambert-Garrard
    Seth Lambert-Garrard2 dagar sedan

    Amazing video gold standard for SEblack videos!!!!!!

  • THK Guap
    THK Guap2 dagar sedan

    best vid ive ever seen

  • Tharshan Ruben Ravichandrarajan
    Tharshan Ruben Ravichandrarajan2 dagar sedan

    That was fucking brilliant.

  • TexasTongan
    TexasTongan3 dagar sedan

    New to Good Blood. I don't know if you read the comments, but this was remarkable . I appreciate the detail and effort put into making this video. Look forward to future content.

  • Elegant Monstrous
    Elegant Monstrous3 dagar sedan

    7:17 No, previous games has already showed his humanity, if seeing mother cursed by Zeus, failing twice to save his brother resulting in his death, having to abandon his daughter for her sake and showing how Kratos hated himself so much that he killed himself doesn't show his humanity then you didn't pay attention to the previous games at all Cory.

  • ZedThree
    ZedThree3 dagar sedan

    This is some good shit to watch after a brutal 7 hours of online class.

  • ezio thebest
    ezio thebest3 dagar sedan

    Thank you man I enjoyed it🌹💎💚

  • itz Redcar
    itz Redcar3 dagar sedan

    Just wow love this video. Greatwork

  • ThriftybyNature
    ThriftybyNature3 dagar sedan

    This video was epic, well done sir. Subbed.

  • Middle 8
    Middle 83 dagar sedan

    My favourite game of last generation and probably of all time thanks to this video. Amazing video on all fronts Javed.

  • Chijiko Itsuki
    Chijiko Itsuki3 dagar sedan

    Wow that was fucking beautiful. I dont know if its the 4 blue moons I drunk but shit brought a tear to my eyes.

  • BuddyGuyFriend
    BuddyGuyFriend3 dagar sedan

    Just finished the game for the first time a couple weeks ago. Incredible video, and timely at that. Thank you, keep it up!

  • corben denault-smith
    corben denault-smith3 dagar sedan

    I have to say you sir tell a great story keep it up I just subscribed to your channel and I can’t wait hear more

  • HTK Gaming
    HTK Gaming3 dagar sedan

    So cool would love to see Witcher 3

  • CJpants
    CJpants3 dagar sedan

    Criminally undersubbed channel. PERIOD.

  • Brenda Oliveira
    Brenda Oliveira3 dagar sedan

    Wow, it never crossed my mind that the time Atreus is acting irrational it's a mirroring of Kratos' past actions. I've always defend Atreus by saying that he starts acting like his father at that time and he's also just a child, after all, but never thought in this specific way. Your video essay is truly magnificent, I have no more comments and can't praise enough your beautiful work, amazing!

  • aarabdh kc
    aarabdh kc3 dagar sedan

    Beautiful just beautiful

  • Kukoo Da Baga Bonez
    Kukoo Da Baga Bonez3 dagar sedan

    Kratos showed a lot of emotion for his wife and daughter.

  • beaneboy123
    beaneboy1233 dagar sedan

    Like wtf this is beautiful 🥺

  • kk
    kk3 dagar sedan

    The quality of the video is impeccable

  • Lance Kyser
    Lance Kyser3 dagar sedan

    What a freaking masterpiece. Amazing analysis and explanation

  • Taite Henderson
    Taite Henderson3 dagar sedan

    Amazing video

  • Svend Kristensen
    Svend Kristensen3 dagar sedan

    Really good, and nice macked, really well don . But you missed that Kratos also is Odin. coud have been a nice touch at the end

  • L
    L4 dagar sedan

    so who was the impostor?

  • sid mangesh
    sid mangesh4 dagar sedan

    They did all this for a video game

  • Dumb Indian Gamer
    Dumb Indian Gamer4 dagar sedan

    one of the best youtube videos I have watched

  • Kuribayashi
    Kuribayashi4 dagar sedan

    This feels like something you'd find on the Discovery channel, in terms of presentation and quality. Excellent work.

  • Almatair
    Almatair4 dagar sedan

    I like that touch in the end. You were untangling the story, just like how Kratos untangled his bandages to show the truth of the story of God of War and Kratos' history respectively.

  • Stimpunk
    Stimpunk4 dagar sedan

    Instantly subbed after seeing the first minute. Amazingly done!

  • Nijin
    Nijin4 dagar sedan

    Sorry cant focus much on the content of this video. Im still awestruck on how this vid is so well made. The editing, the material, everything. This is so good.

  • Mark LeeMaoShengHiNoon
    Mark LeeMaoShengHiNoon4 dagar sedan

    a DAMN good video. GREAT STUFF! 32:03 we as humans also need to do Tyr's test

  • ThMexicanPenguin1237
    ThMexicanPenguin12374 dagar sedan

    The story this game told is so deep and beautiful, and this video made me see that 100x better and appreciate it. Great work went into this video and it shows keep it up :D

  • TaxEvader
    TaxEvader4 dagar sedan

    just realized there aren't even midrolls

  • Lowtan19
    Lowtan194 dagar sedan

    This video came out of nowhere. I've never heard of this channel before now. This was great to watch. You have a new sub.

  • Xardiar
    Xardiar4 dagar sedan

    More videos as soon as possible please!

  • Name
    Name4 dagar sedan

    I saw this around the time it got released and I’m glad it’s getting the recognition that it deserves.

  • Syawish Rehman
    Syawish Rehman4 dagar sedan

    The production quality of this video is... incredible!

  • 鬼狼
    鬼狼4 dagar sedan

    thank you for this great video my brother

  • H
    H4 dagar sedan

    Son, this was amazing! The work you put in to this, the story you tell. I'll take a bow for this.

  • Luminiscentric
    Luminiscentric4 dagar sedan

    Zeus was lucky gods can't get STDs

  • Diablo Kink
    Diablo Kink4 dagar sedan

    Subscribed right away after this half an hour video. This is a so in-depth and meaningful narrating of story, history, mythology, characters, and story plots.

  • kali
    kali4 dagar sedan

    its really stupid how people like you dont get enough attention but the tiktok people do. this video is amazing

  • Ryan Giancarlo Sutter Cruz
    Ryan Giancarlo Sutter Cruz5 dagar sedan

    0:46 that dude is packing

  • Isaac Xtraught
    Isaac Xtraught5 dagar sedan

    If I dare say so, I believe this is the best video on youtube

  • TaxEvader


    4 dagar sedan

    it's entirely possible

  • FreshPrince34
    FreshPrince345 dagar sedan

    absolute masterpiece of a video

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    Corbin Bryant5 dagar sedan


  • J-man Rep
    J-man Rep5 dagar sedan

    "We will watch your career with great interest". Your videos are amazing, keep 'em coming man.

  • Marko Popovic
    Marko Popovic5 dagar sedan

    There is a second layer of mythology which only the ones who raised from the dark to the light will recognize. Brilliant, once you recognize all the layers put in such order.

  • Kevin R Tao
    Kevin R Tao5 dagar sedan

    So deep. Best thing I've seen this month

    MrSHADOWANGEL9995 dagar sedan

    just goes to show how deep the God of War team can go with this pantheon and mythology

  • Rafael Silva
    Rafael Silva5 dagar sedan

    This was hands down, one of the best SEblack videos i've ever seen. I stumbled here by chance, and i'm so glad to witness this. A PIECE OF ART. Congratulations! Amazingly WELL DONE!

  • Jenna
    Jenna5 dagar sedan

    I am one of those (possibly very few) people who have never played the GoW games and yet, is well-versed with the storyline and is always keen to watch nearly every video about it due to the strong pull of its rich lore. I was always that one kid who just "plays" the game vicariously through someone else (in my case, it began with watching my cousin play the first GoW on his PS2 console all the way through watching him play GoW III on PS3) but all the same, the effect that this game, this whole franchise, had on me was immense, and continues to grow the more that I learn about the lore of its latest installment. The first GoW introduced me to Greek mythology as a kid, and now, as a young adult, I have since developed an affinity for learning mythologies coming from different countries and/or cultures, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I first found out that GoW (2018) shifts its focus on Norse mythology. Now, I am very happy to have found this video as it pretty much captured what to me are years worth of admiration for a storyline from a game series. That admiration all comes from the passion, the love, the dedication, all poured by the developers of this game and the games that preceded it, which brought the series to the legendary status it has today. Thank you for this awesome video, Javed! Earned a subscription from me. And to anyone who'd read this (unnecessarily) long comment from me, in case you haven't yet, I'd recommend you guys check out the documentary released in 2019 called "Raising Kratos." It details the struggles that the team faced within the 5-year making process of the game. Definitely opened up my eyes about what goes on behind the making of a video game, and makes you appreciate the effort and the hardwork that game developers do in an effort to make a game great.

    AAULTRA 35 dagar sedan

    This video is amazing. That's all I can say

  • Bill
    Bill6 dagar sedan

    Very well put together. Thanks brother. ✊🏿

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  • Thewolfends
    Thewolfends6 dagar sedan

    Masterpiece of a video.

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  • TBoneDM
    TBoneDM6 dagar sedan

    Thanks for making this dude, brilliant effort!

  • Yasir Irshad
    Yasir Irshad6 dagar sedan

    After watching this, I know there is a TLOUII video coming out... or is it?

  • Neovongolaprimo
    Neovongolaprimo6 dagar sedan

    Wow, this video is pretty awesome. I'm so invested now.

  • ToLegitt2Quit
    ToLegitt2Quit6 dagar sedan

    _Loki_ awesome video once again Good Blood! Keep it up! Live. Laugh. Repeat.

  • Ngaror Shaiza
    Ngaror Shaiza6 dagar sedan

    Thank you for this awesome video. It makes a lot of sense now and I could guess a glimpse of the next God of War Raknarog would be. I am replaying the game now. Love from India.

  • V i S i o N
    V i S i o N6 dagar sedan

    I have not played God Of War but this is a brilliant narration nonetheless

  • 12Penpaper
    12Penpaper6 dagar sedan

    I guess you could say that Atreus is pretty low-key until the end of the game.

  • Philthy Senpai
    Philthy Senpai6 dagar sedan

    This video made me view the series SOOO differently. Thank you. This is awesome stuff! 😊👍