Norse Mythology in Popular Culture: A Study of the Thor Trilogy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Niveditha Syam1, T. Manjima Prakash2, Geetha R. Pai3
1Niveditha Syam, X Semester, Integrated MA Student, Department of English and Languages, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham India.
2T. Manjima Prakash, X Semester, Integrated MA Student, Department of English and Languages, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham India.
3Geetha R. Pai, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 162-164 | Volume-8 Issue-7C May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10320587C19/19©BEIESP
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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.
Keywords: Norse Mythology, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor, Comics, Popular Culture, Stan Lee, Loki, Asgard.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences