T is for Thor #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of characters. On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting, Wednesday – quotes, and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will focus on characteristics. On the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about characters from movies, TVs or books.

TjpgToday the letter is T for Thor, the hammer-wielding god of Norse mythology. With his red hair and beard and thunderbolt weapon, Thor is often considered a sky god or the god of Thunder.

thor2In 1962, Marvel introduced the superhero Thor based on the Norse god. Here he is pictured with blond hair and as immensely strong. He is superb at hand-to-hand combat and excels in the use of the war hammer, sword, axe and mace. His mythical hammer (Mjolnir) can summon the elements of a storm and allows him to fly.

He is one of the founder members of the superhero team The Avengers which began in the comics in the 1960s and continues through today. Thor is later played by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

If you missed the other days in the A to Z Challenge:

A is for Alice

B is for Belgarath 

C is for Cautious Child

D is for Dana Scully

E is for Enthusiasm (Quote) and Southwestern Eggrolls (Recipe)

F is for Flaky Character 

G is for Gandalf 

H is for Huckleberry Finn

I is for Independence 

J is for Jason Bourne

K is for Kind (Quote)

L is for Lazy Characters

M is for Merlin

N is for Nancy Clancy

O is for Organized

P is for Puss in Boots

Q is for Quiet

R is for Rebellious Characters

S is for Sherlock Holmes