Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Asgard VIP - Norse mythology is cool again!

Not that it has ever been, you know. Not cool. I mean, there is a bunch of fierce warriors, sneaky tricksters, gods, goddesses, giants, everyone larger than life, not to mention stronger, braver, more handsome and definitely more badass than any mortal could ever be. And they have ships. What's not to love?!

Now, after the fangirl rant, time to do some spotting. Well, this time, it is more like musing, since even blind Höður could spot Thor and Loki in modern media a mile away looking in the wrong direction. I mean, duh. *cough*TomHiddleston*cough*ChrisHemsworth*cough*.
But seriously, storytellers and story-lovers of the world, this is a wave we need to ride, big time! Suddenly everyone between the ages of three and ninety-nine has a renewed interest in Norse mythology, and I can't brush up on my Thor-lore fast enough. To help you do the same, here are some useful links:

The Prose Edda

The Poetic Edda

Thor's wiki page actually has a decent list of sources

Here is a fun version of a story kids love to bits

Here is an excellent article on Thor fishing

Here is the infamous story with Thor cross-dressing (and some stuff about Freya)

Here is some information about Thor's daughter

Here is the reason why you don't want Thor as a father-in-law

Here is some stuff about Sif, Thor's wife, just to confuse people who have seen the Thor movie

Happy thundering!

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