Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thor Factoids

I can't wait to see the upcoming Thor movie. Yeah it's hardly mythology but still Marvel's Thor is based on the god of the same name. Here are a handful of factoids about the mighty son of Odin. The mythological one I mean.

Some Thor factoids

- In the Norse mythology, the thunder god has red hair.
- Thor devotees wear images of his hammer as pendants as a response to the rise of Christianity in Europe.
- The day Thursday is named after him.
- Thor has two goats (named Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr) that pull his chariot.
- Thor will do battle with the great serpent Jörmungandr during the immense mythical war waged at Ragnarök.

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