Ten mind-blowing 'facts' about Norse gods
The Local · 3 Apr 2013, 12:22
Published: 03 Apr 2013 12:22 GMT+02:00
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Norse Gods are very much in the spotlight these days, thanks in no small part to Hollywood.
Thor, in all his blond glory, has graced the silver screen in the past few years alongside Loki the trickster, his father Odin, and a slew of fictional characters who have no connection to Norse mythology whatsoever including the Hulk and, perhaps more puzzlingly, Captain America.
But really, the Norse gods have been with us every day. Well, almost. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are all named after Norse gods (Tyr, Thor, and Frigg).
IN PICTURES: Ten 'facts' about Norse gods that'll blow your mind
But what do we really know about these guys (and girls)? The truth is, not much. Even what we think we know is highly disputed among historians and rune-readers.
In other words, it's impossible for us to give you ten facts about Norse gods. Instead, we've gathered our ten favourite widely-agreed-upon trivia tidbits...also known as 'facts'.
In short... it's hammer time.
Trailer for 2011's Thor