Martin Arnold's Thor: Myth to Marvel PDF

By Martin Arnold

The myths of the Norse god Thor have been preserved within the Icelandic Eddas, set down within the early heart a while. The bane of giants and trolls, Thor was once worshipped because the final line of defence opposed to all that threatened early Nordic society. Thor's importance endured lengthy after the Christian conversion and, within the mid-eighteenth century, Thor resumed a symbolic prominence between northern international locations. well-known and followed in Scandinavia and Germany, he turned vital to the rhetoric of nationwide romanticism and to extra belligerent assertions of nationalism. Resurrected within the latter a part of the 20th century in surprise journal, Thor was once additional remodeled into an articulation either one of an frightened male sexuality and of a parallel anxiousness concerning American overseas coverage. Martin Arnold explores the extreme regard during which Thor has been held for the reason that medieval instances and considers why and the way his delusion has been followed, tailored and transformed.

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