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Hunding serves as a doorman for the Hotel Valhalla.


When Hunding was alive, his and Helgi's families where in the middle of an ancient feud between them. When they died Odin favored Helgi and granted his wish to make Hunding his servant.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

Hunding takes Magnus to the front desk to check in at . He then takes Magnus to his room and answers a few of his questions. When he drops Magnus off at his room and gestures for a tip. Magnus gives him a chocolate bar, which he happily takes. He then leaves Magnus and tells him his Valkyrie will get him when the dinner is served. At the dinner he is seen standing by Helgi and handing him peeled grapes, much to his displeasure.

Hunding is seen when Magnus and his friends are brought before the Thanes to be judged. He looked at Magnus with disappointment and was surprised when X revealed himself to be Odin.

The Hammer of Thor

Hunding was said to be very dirty and ripped up when Magnus came back to Valhalla and was given some espresso chocolate beans by Magnus.

The Ship of the Dead

He and Helgi see Magnus and company off on their quest to recapture Loki. The son of Frey gives him a chocolate bar and he looks concerned as they leave.

During the celebration they play tug-o-war over a Vado of chocolate sauce. His team mysteriously loses.


Hunding has a warty face smeared with ashes, an untamed beard that seems to 'have not been trimmed in decades', and 'murderous' bloodshot eyes under bushy eyebrows. He is usually seen in his doorman's uniform: a top hat, white gloves and a dark green jacket with tails and the interlocking letters HV embroidered on the lapel. The burly man posses a double-bladed axe that hangs at his side and has been noted to smell like turpentine and burning meat.


  • In Norse mythology, Hunding was the king of the Saxon tribe, who was slain by Helgi Hundingsbane in revenge for his father.
  • He has a fondness for chocolate.
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.
Minor Characters: Annabeth Chase | Frederick Chase | Randolph Chase | Helgi | Hunding | Gunilla | Junior | Lars Alhstrom | Amir Fadlan | Alderman | Inge | Percy Jackson
Norse Gods: Freya | Thor | Ullr | Frey | Odin | Heimdall | Vidar | Sif | Frigg | Tyr
Minor Gods: Skírnir | Norns | Mimir | Ran | Hel | Sigyn | Aegir | Nine Billow Maidens | Njord
Jotnar: Surt | Utgard-Loki | Harald | Ymir | Geirrod | Gjalp | Greip | Thrym | Thrynga | Tiny | Hrungnir | Red | Tattoo | Gunlod | Suttung | Baugi | Skadi | Hrym
Monsters: Jormungand | Ratatosk | Vedrfolnir | Nidhogg | Fenris Wolf | Lindworm | Wight | Brunnmigi
Magical Creatures: Dwarf | Elf | Sleipnir | Stanley | Marvin | Otis | Jotunn | Hulder | Nøkks | Vatnavaettir | Nisser
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