Thoughts on Thor

I got an email this morning asking me what the difference between the real Thor of mythology was like versus Marvel’s interpretation.  It’s actually a really good question and one I’ll be glad to do my best to answer.

In the actual Norse legends, Thor had red hair, and not blonde.  He was actually depicted as a rather surly and could be a rather mean dude.  This is in stark contrast to the funny, light-hearted Thor that Chris Hemsworth plays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A few things we don’t even hear about on the Marvel side are Thor’s goats and the chariot they pull.  (If you want to read a well written fiction series that really gets close to home with the Thor myth, try Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series).  The goats could be killed, but each morning were brought back to life by the magic that resided in them.

There are a lot of other differences too, ones that you would be better off reading about straight from the stories themselves.  I encourage you to go find a few (there are thousands on the Kindle alone) and learn more about the God of Thunder himself.  He’s truly a fascinating character that is quite different from the comics most of us are used to.


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About Jeremy Croston

I'm a comic loving, soccer playing, devoted husband who has a writing addiction. I can be found at Orlando Solar Bear hockey games, at the local sports bar cheering on my teams from Philly (go Flyers!), and being led astray by my schnauzer, JJ. Check out my Amazon page at to see my collections. Feel free to friend me on Facebook too at (there is another one of me out there apparently). Outside of writing, I work in business development and am considered an expert in all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to talking to you soon!
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3 Responses to Thoughts on Thor

  1. Marissa Haley says:

    That is super interesting! I think I may have found a fellow mythology-lover! This makes me want to go dig out old accounts of Norse mythology.

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