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    Updated on Dec 15, 2018. Posted on Nov 2, 2017

    29 Facts About Thor You (Probably) Didn't Know

    “This drink, I like it! ANOTHER!”

    Thor: Ragnarok is almost here...

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    ...and we are SUPER excited!

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    In honor of the Asgardian God of Thunder, here are some facts about Thor's mythology, comics, and movies...

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    1. Thor originates from Norse Mythology.

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    Okay, this isn't exactly news, but a good reminder to start us off.

    2. Walt Simonson, writer/artist of many Thor comics, had a cameo in the first Thor film...

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    There he is laughing it up with our girl, Sif.

    3. ... and Joss Whedon directed the end credits scene in Thor.

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    Which obviously sets us up for the first Avengers movie.

    4. Thor was born in a cave in Norway.

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    Thor was born in Midgard (Earth) to Odin and Gaea, but was raised in Asgard by Odin and his wife, Frigga.

    5. Real scientists worked on the Thor movies to help with the plausibility.

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    "Jane's better."

    6. The Mighty Thor first appeared in the comic Journey Into Mystery #83 in 1962.

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    Welcome to Marvel, friend!

    7. Asgardians aren't technically immortal.

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    They eat Golden Apples of Idunn, which prolongs their lifespan.

    8. Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, once allowed its handler to time travel...

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    So. Badass.

    9. ...and Mjolnir isn't his only tool.

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    The Belt of Strength, or Megingjord, DOUBLES Thor's strength. This is pretty incredible considering how strong he is already.

    10. Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned to be Thor.

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    Thankfully, he got the part of Loki instead.

    11. Loki isn't his only brother! He also has a half-brother named Atum.

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    And he's a literal God-eater.

    12. "Ragnarok" means "Twilight of the Gods" or "the doom of the gods."

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    IS THOR GOING TO BE OKAY???

    13. One of Thor's famous stories in Norse mythology is included in Hymir’s Poem.

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    In this story, Thor ~almost~ catches his enemy, Jörmungandr (the World Serpent). Better luck next time, bud.

    14. Stan Lee wanted to play Odin.

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    Luckily, he was happy with Anthony Hopkins' performance.

    15. Before being worthy of Mjolnir, Thor wielded a battle axe called Jarnbjorn.

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    And it sounds like we'll be getting a glimpse of it in Infinity War.

    16. Jeff Goldblum once sold pencils to prisons.

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    Okay, this has nothing to do with Thor, but we're VERY excited that Jeff Goldblum is going to be in Ragnarok.

    17. Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, almost directed Thor 2.

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    A "Romeo-and-Juliet-Esque Space Opera" sounds pretty awesome, tbh.

    18. Thor has a couple of pet goats.

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    Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder (both great name options for doggos, btw) pull Thor's chariot. In Norse mythology, they're called Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr.

    19. The role of Thor almost went to Chris' brother, Liam Hemsworth.

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    But don't feel bad for Liam. He has Hunger Games money AND the love of Miley Cyrus.

    20. There's a kickass female Thor, who was revealed to be Jane Foster.

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    SOMEONE MAKE THIS MOVIE.

    21. Over thirty different hammers were made for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World...

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    Impressive.

    22. Cate Blanchett's character in Ragnarok is Marvel's FIRST female movie villain.

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    WTF, Marvel?!

    23. Loki once turned Thor into a frog as a PRANK.

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    Not to be confused with Throg.

    24. Before playing Marvel villain Kingpin on Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio (kind of) played the Mighty Thor in Adventures In Babysitting.

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    25. Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World, hated the end credits scene.

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    The scene was directed by James Gunn of Guardians of the Galaxy fame.

    26. Comic book fan-favorite, Beta Ray Bill, is one of the few worthy enough to lift Mjolnir.

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    You go, Beta Ray Bill!

    27. You won't see Natalie Portman in Thor: Ragnarok...

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    Unfortunately, you won't' see Jaimie Alexander, either.

    28. ...but we're getting a Thor/Hulk bromance instead.

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    Remember when Mark Ruffalo accidentally live-streamed part of the new movie? Bless that adorable man.

    29. Chris Hemsworth upped his workout regimen when he found out Thor was going to be sleeveless in Ragnarok.

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    HOT DAMN.

    WE LOVE YOU, THOR!!!

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    CORRECTION

    Walt Simonson's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post. Thor's first comic appearance was incorrectly dated in an earlier version of this post.

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