Man, it’s interesting to see all these people in a huff because Thor being a woman isn’t mythologically accurate. They’re probably super upset about:
- Thor and Loki being brothers
- Thor and Heimdall NOT being brothers
- Heimdall and Sif being siblings
- Loki and Odin NOT being brothers
- Thor being blonde
- Sif NOT being blonde
- Jane Foster
- Just Jane Foster
- Thor being allowed to use the Rainbow Bridge
- Thor being Frigga’s son
- Sleipnir just existing with no explanation
- Any of Loki’s kids existing with no explanation really
- Laufey being Loki’s father
- Mjolnir’s origin story
- Mjolnir not being molten lava hot all the time
- Mjolnir having a clause to who can wield it
…because those are just a tiny portion of things that are super not mythologically accurate in the Marvel Thor mythos. Man. They must just be in a constant rage.
Oh wait, they’re not? They’re only upset because woman?? WELL THEN.
For clarification, in actual Norse myth:
- Thor and Loki are not brothers.
- Thor and Heimdall are brothers.
- Heimdall and Sif have no relation.
- Loki and Odin have a blood pact with each other that makes them like brothers. Loki is more like Thor’s crazy uncle.
- Thor has fiery red hair, including his beard.
- Sif has blonde hair. Loki cuts it off, but has to replace it with a golden wig. It does not grow back dark.
- Sif is Thor’s wife.
- Thor has a lot of bed partners but none of them are regular women.
- Thor can’t use the Rainbow Bridge because Mjolnir will literally melt it.
- Thor is the son of Odin and the giantess Fjorgyn.
- Sleipnir is Loki’s son. Loki is his mother. That is not a typo.
- Loki is the king of crazy freak children. Along with an eight-legged horse, he’s fathered a giant snake (Jormungandr), a giant wolf (Fenrir), and a half-dead girl (Hel).
- Laufey is Loki’s mother, not his father.
- Mjolnir is dwarven forged in a regular furnace, and was not supposed to be a hammer. It was meant to be held with two hands, but got pulled out too quickly. Its short handle is literally a defect.
- Mjolnir is lightning hot all of the time. Thor needs special gauntlets to let him hold it. It can melt the Rainbow Bridge.
- Mjolnir is not bound to Thor. It does return to his hand, but anybody can pick it up provided they can tolerate the heat. At one point, Thrymm, the king of the giants, casually steals it while Thor is napping. Thor can’t call it back because Thrymm has it hidden eight leagues deep in the earth. Notably, in this myth, Thor has to cross-dress as a bride (read: veil and everything) to trick Thrymm into giving it back. (Loki goes with him, also cross-dressing, as a bridesmaid.)
So don’t even talk to me about Norse mythology, do you know how many fistfuls of salt I have to take these comics with? DONT. EVEN. TALK.