“Are You Thor, the God of Hammers?” – Mixing the Posthuman and Old Norse Mythology in Thor: Ragnarok Cover Image

“Are You Thor, the God of Hammers?” – Mixing the Posthuman and Old Norse Mythology in Thor: Ragnarok
“Are You Thor, the God of Hammers?” – Mixing the Posthuman and Old Norse Mythology in Thor: Ragnarok

Author(s): Nóra Máthé
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Posthumanism; Superhero; Thor; Mythology; Movie; Marvel.

Summary/Abstract: Often considered figures of modern mythology, various superheroes are widely known and referenced due to the fact that their stories are embedded in the real world and several forms of media are saturated with their presence. These heroes and gods of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries function as archetypes. In this paper I will focus on the Marvel superhero,Thor, and his representation in the latest movie within his franchise, Thor: Ragnarok (2017). In this newest film Thor becomes an interesting representation of the posthuman condition by mixing together Norse mythology and posthumanist ideology. In my paper I will examine the relation between these two seemingly antithetical ideas.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 200-206
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English