Re: Thor 2 Dark World news, speculation and pictures possible Spoilers - Part
Originally Posted by Godzilla2000
Or they considered Thor to be Jesus? *shrugs*
No--scholars think that the Balder character might have been inserted into the stories to be a Jesus figure. But Thor in the myth predates the 11th century and the Christianization of Scandinavia (and this fictional Battle of Toenberg) by several centuries.
They think that the Thor's Hammer pendants became popular as a reaction by adherents of this Norse religion to Christians wearing crosses. (And some molds were crafted so that they could form either Thor's Hammer pendants or crosses--merchants trying to serve all market segments!)
"I have lived many ages of men, Steven. Centuries without end. I have seen many great men, and known countless honors. But the greatest honor of this ancient and tired soul has been the privilege of fighting beside you, and calling you my friend."