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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Mighty Thor

What started as a horror comic, ended in becoming one of the founding members of the Avengers.  Thor was synonymous for being one of the first Mythological figures in the world becoming a superhero.  Most of the time Mythical Figures, Gods, Demons and so on have been usually side characters or off-screen supporters.  This character has had a comic series in both mainstream and ultimate marvel and many appearances on TV shows, movies and cartoon series.  Most infamously in the Incredible Hulk Returns. However unlike most comic fans I actually liked that incarnation of him better than The Avengers.......Now that I taken the time to watch out for lynchers. Let's ease the minds of those that don't know what I am talking about.

The story begins with Donald Blake. A partially disabled, man who while on vacation in Norway discovers Mjolnir a hammer that only those worthy enough can wield it's powers.  Upon grabbing it, Blake discovers that he is really Thor, the Norse God who was banished from Asgard by Odin in order to teach him humility.  Upon becoming Thor, Blake leads a double life saving the world foes.  Most notably Loki, Thor's adoptive brother, the god of mischief  who wants nothing more than to make Thor suffer.  Over the years Thor becomes a hero in his own right and becomes a member of the Avengers along with Iron Man and Captain America.

Now for the moment you all been waiting for.  Could It Exist In Real Life.

For starters I consider mythology to be real, exaggerated, but real and I'll tell you why.  There is no way in hell that stories as great as myths are pulled out of the sky.   Sure over the years the myths could be chewed up and told differently, but in order for them to be known in the first place. Someone somewhere would have had to witness these feats.

However you want more than just belief so I shall not disappoint you.

For proof of Thor, Loki and Odin one has to prove the existence of Asgard.  So doing some digging on how far back the myth went back to I discovered a poem Prose Edda written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson.  He believed that Asgard was located in Troy the same place the Greek Trojan War took place in.  Ah Snorri, you did defictionalizing before it was cool.   

Now if Asgard did exist in Troy, then in turn the inhabitants in Asgard also exists.  Much like the Holy Grail inadvertently proving the existence of King Arthur and to an extent Jesus of Nazareth .

As usual debate, argue and let me know what I missed. Verily Stay Tuned For More.

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