Ragnarok, Netflix’s new fantasy drama about a new take on Norse mythology, has been getting a lot of attention. Netflix is now showing the second season.
This is a very interesting premise: In the story, which takes place in the made-up Norwegian town of Edda, a teenage boy named Magne challenges the Jutul family. At first, Magne seems like any other awkward and quiet teenager.
But our main character isn’t just any boy. After he moves to Edda with his mother and brother, he finds out he has superpowers that come out when something strange happens.
Now, industrial pollution from factories owned by the Jotuls is destroying the town of Edda, which is why Magne takes on the Jotuls. In the second season, there are a lot of new Gods.
Now, if you want to watch it, I won’t tell you any more details. Plus, it gives a quick overview of Norse mythology.
Is Magne Thor?
Who is Magne, then? Is that guy Thor? Thor has come back to life as Magne Seier, who is played by David Stakston.
He has powers like Thor’s, like being very strong and able to see everything. Magne is Thor’s son in Norse mythology, but in the Ragnarok series, he is Thor himself on Earth.
Magne’s story is not something that has never been told.
The main idea behind Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, and a lot of other books for young adults is the same.
But the way it ties into Norse mythology might be interesting to look into. The show is mostly a modern version of some of the most famous Norse myths.
So, each character in Ragnarok is a representation of a different God from mythology.
In Norse mythology, Thor is one of the most powerful Gods.
Magne stands for him in Ragnarok. He knows this when he looks in the mirror and sees Thor instead of himself.
In Ragnarok, Magne fights against giants who want to destroy the world in order to save it.
Is Magne’s Dad Thor?
No, in Ragnarok, Thor is not Magne’s dad. In this modern retelling of Norse mythology, Magne is the one who stands in for Thor. Norse mythology, on the other hand, says that Magne is the name of Thor’s son with Jarnsaxa.
If you like Marvel, you must know that this is what Magne looks like. He is Thor’s son in the MCU, and he fights with his uncle Loki. But Ragnarok is nothing at all like the MCU. Let’s be sure about that.
Norse mythology doesn’t say much about Magne, other than the fact that he is Thor’s son and that his name means “mighty.” He also has a brother named Modi. Goldfaxi is the name of a horse that the mythical Magne owns.
Loki, the God of Mischief, is said to have caused “Ragnarok,” or the end of the world, to happen. It looks like Magne and Modi were able to live through Ragnarok and rebuild the world after Loki and his group destroyed it.
The bad guys in the show are pretty typical. Basically, the Jotul industries, which cause pollution and, in turn, climate change, are a symbol for Loki and his group. The forces of evil.
So Magne has to use his powers to save the day.
Are Magne and Magni The Same?
Magne and Magni are the same in Norse mythology. Magne also goes by the name Magni. As of right now, there is no character on the show who stands in for Thor’s son.
Here’s the catch! (Beware! This may be a little hard to understand): Since Magne is a stand-in for Thor in the series, he could have a son who is the personification of Magni or represents the Magni/Magne from Norse mythology.
Those who have seen the show will understand this better. Remember when Magne and Saxa fought? Saxa tried to take Magne’s hammer, which was a representation of Thor’s famous weapon.
During the fight, Saxa kissed Magne, and that led to them having sexual relations. Most likely, Saxa was named after a Norse giant named Jarnsaxa. She is Magni’s mother.
Thor and Jarnsaxa were at first enemies, but they ended up falling in love, and Magni and Modi were born to them. So, if Ragnarok keeps going in this direction, it’s possible that Magni is on his way.
So, just to be clear: Magne on the show is Thor, and Magne’s son will be Magni, who is Thor’s son in the legends. We might find out in Season 3 that Saxa is carrying Magne’s child.
Believe me, it won’t surprise me at all. The only problem is that Magne is still pretty young on the show, so giving him a child so quickly seems a little strange. It’s not impossible, though. What about Signy, too?
In Season 2, Magne falls in love with Signy. She is probably the same person as Sif, Thor’s wife in mythology. So it’s possible that there’s a love triangle going on.
Who Gave Magne His Powers?
In the show, Magne Seier’s powers were turned on by a mysterious woman named Wenche. Wenche is first seen as an old woman in the grocery store of the made-up town of Edda, where Magne moves with his brother and mother after her mother gets a job there.
When Wenche meets Magne, she runs her hand over his forehead. This turns on Thor’s powers that he already had inside him. Magne finds out after this that he has superpowers like superhuman strength and perfect eyesight.
She is a mysterious character who also shows up in other episodes chanting things like “The hero’s journey has already begun.”
Is Magne Stronger Than Thor?
Norse mythology says that Magne is more powerful than his father Thor.
Magne is a mix of a god and a giant, so he is said to have superhuman strength and toughness.
Magne is just as strong as Thor in the show, which makes sense since he is the Thunder God.
In Ragnarok, Magne has all of Thor’s godly abilities, like being able to control the weather or make lightning and thunder. He looks and acts a lot like Thor and has a lot in common with him.
He looks like the Thunder God and thinks the same things about justice and rightness as the Thunder God.
After Wenche turned on Magne’s powers, he seems to have superhuman strength, perfect eyesight, and a keen sense of what’s going on around him.
He can also throw and use a hammer, which is Thor’s main weapon. Basically, the show doesn’t leave out any clues to show that Magne is really Thor coming back to life.
In fact, when Magne looks in the mirror in one scene, he sees Thor instead of himself. So, there’s no point in guessing.
Ragnarok is a coming-of-age story that builds on Norse mythology and adds to it.
Ragnarok was made by award-winning writer Adam Price and SAM productions. It was only available on Netflix when it came out in 2020.
Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnve Macody Lund, Line Verndal, Fridtjov Sheim, Bjrn Sundquist, and Gsli Orn Gararsson are also in the cast of Ragnarok.
It takes place in the present day in the made-up Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland, in the western part of the country.
This town is affected by the climate crisis and pollution from factories.
The factories belong to the Jutul family, which is really made up of four giants called Jotnar.
Magne, a teenage boy who is the second coming of Thor, challenges them. In season 2, Odin, Freya, and Tr, the other gods, come to help him.