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  1. Thor: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God
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  2. Thor: The Origins, History and Evolution of the Norse God

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*Includes pictures of important places and historic illustrations and art depicting Thor and other important Norse figures.
*Explains the historical origins of the god, the mythological tales about him, and the literary evolution of Thor..
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“Across the rainbow bridge of Asgard,
Where the Booming Heavens Roar,
You'll behold in breathless wonder,
the God of Thunder, Mighty Thor!” - Theme Song from the television show Mighty Thor (1966)

“In swelling rage | then rose up Thor,--
Seldom he sits | when he such things hears,--
And the oaths were broken, | the words and bonds,
The mighty pledges | between them made.” - Völuspá Line #26 from the Poetic Edda

A hammer no mortal can lift. A flame-haired fiery storm god. A comic book alien-hero-god who defends humanity. The swastika. Even the name "Thursday" ("Thor's Day"). Despite the virtual disappearance of the indigenous Norse religion and mythology several centuries ago, modern society still regularly encounters the storm god Thor, who continues to be brought back to life in the form of literature and was recently the protagonist in a big-budget Hollywood movie. What is it about this god, out of the hundreds (if not thousands) of deities that were consigned to the dustbin of history by the world’s major religions, that so captures people’s imaginations today?

A better understanding of Thor’s appeal can be found in just about every aspect of the history and evolution of the figure over the centuries, including the origins of the god, the evocative imagery used to describe him, and even the parallels between Thor and similar gods and heroes. All of this has been buffeted by literature, such as the stories about Thor found in the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, and the connection societies have had with Thor for hundreds of years, even up until today. This work also examines the decline and displacement of Norse mythology by Christianity, the reasons why Thor was often the last god worshiped by the Norse, and today’s remnants of Thorism, including his parallels in other faiths, his role in revived Neo-Heathenism and his appearance in other media as a hero in comics and films. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Thor like you never have before, in no time at all.

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Country
USA
Binding
Kindle Edition
Format
Kindle eBook
IsAdultProduct
Label
Charles River Editors
Manufacturer
Charles River Editors
NumberOfPages
46
PublicationDate
2013-05-21
Publisher
Charles River Editors
ReleaseDate
2013-05-21
Studio
Charles River Editors
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