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MythTickle by Justin Thompson for January 14, 2009

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    ChiehHsia  almost 12 years ago

    yummy…. connective tissue!

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  2. Ha thur  har ewe
    stpatme  almost 12 years ago

    Awww! And on Woden’s day too. On behalf of my lupine brethren, thanx Justin!

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    Simon_Jester  almost 12 years ago

    And if you think Thor has a dysfunctional family, go talk to Horus sometime.

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    msgypsy  almost 12 years ago

    Thor forgot to mention his wife. Perhaps that’s just as well. And he forgot to mention his own adventures in cross dressing. Oh, wait, that wasn’t family. Oh, wait again, YES IT WAS! (Loki is the kind of brother Dennis the Menace would have been had he had a brother and godlike powers.)

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    def_boy  almost 12 years ago

    Thor’s mom is actually Jord or Gaea, the Earth Goddess. I’ve never hear of her as being a Giant.

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    James7344  almost 12 years ago

    If you REALLY want to check out Thor’s childhood, look up Brat-halla on the Net.

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    Simon_Jester  almost 12 years ago

    Going off on a tangent here.

    Have you noticed that there’s a trickster God in almost every mythological pantheon?

    Loki for example was the Norse trickster god. Anansi, the spider god sometimes portrayed in Mythtickle was his African soul brother. The Greek trickster god was Hermes ( Made off with Zeus’ prized cattle herd before he even was old enough to walk ) To the Chinese, he was the Monkey King, and the Aztecs called him Coyote.

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    bmonk  almost 12 years ago

    If I remember, Thor’s wife was Sif, deity of young warriors.

    I think his mother would have been Frigga? No, Thor wasn’t Odin’s child. So it could have been Jord or Gaea. I don’t think the Norse made too much of most of the family relationships; certainly not like the Greeks did.

    As for trickster Gods, you could even argue that the Christians and Jews have a trickster God. (Not so sure about the Muslims; don’t know enough about their faith.) Jesus’ parables cast God as the Unjust Judge, and in both Old and New Testaments, God is constantly overturning the status quo, making the faithful re-evaluate what they know, and so on. Even think about Jesus himself: Son of God, who came not in power and might and splendor, but as a little child, born to parents so poor they had to offer “two turtledoves or a pair of pigeons”. This is our God? YES! He is!

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  9. Ha thur  har ewe
    stpatme  almost 12 years ago

    bmonk says:

    ….No, Thor wasn’t Odin’s child….

    Wikipedia says: Thor is the son of Odin and the giantess Jörd (Jord, the Earth).

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    ChiehHsia  almost 12 years ago

    I figure gods, like the very wealthy, can be descended from whomever they please. It’s one of the perks, and contradicting them is more trouble than it’s usually worth.

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