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Norse mythology in popular culture: A study of the Thor trilogy in the marvel cinematic universe

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : English

Year : 2019

Abstract : Man’s interest in mythology since time immemorial has been manifested in arts in various forms throughout the ages. Norse Mythology is the collected myths of Germanic people who lived in the Scandinavian region and spoke Norse mythology roughly between the period of 800 and 1300AD. Norse mythology had been adapted to popular culture quite often in the past. The paper aims at understanding the adaptation of Norse mythology into one of the biggest and popular movie franchises in Hollywood that is the marvel cinematic universe a superhero movie franchise based on comic books. It details on how comic creators and movie makers deviated from actual mythology to fit Thor and his celestial world into a superhero universe, thereby catering to popular culture. © 2019, Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication. All rights reserved.

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