Virtually all of the references to him in Old Norse literature are concerned with his role in Ragnarok; we know little to nothing of his personality or function outside of that one particular episode.
During Ragnarok, the gods – the divine forces who uphold the cosmic order – and the giants – the divine forces of chaos and destruction – battled, and most of those involved on both sides were slain. Vidar, a son of Odin by the giantess Gríðr, immediately set upon the wolf to avenge his father’s death.
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This seems to suggest that Vidar featured in pagan Norse religious practice, and that he wasn’t just a literary figure.
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