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Old 02-03-2021, 05:09 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Galactus View Post
Yeah Marvel Thor's biological mother Gaea. Hence why he has a connection to Earth.

Now I'm not sure it was ever necessary for Thor to have a connection to the Earth spirit for him to want to protect Midgard but it's part of the canon. I'm not wedded but it's one of those things that of you're going to mess with it should be for a good reason; I'm not so sure that this is. Also wouldn't it actually be the cavegirl phoenix host that is actually Thor's mother?
Originally Posted by Wikipedia Jörð
Jörð (Old Norse j?rð, "earth") is the personification of earth and a goddess in Norse mythology. She is the mother of the thunder god Thor, and a sexual partner of Odin.[1] Her name is often employed in skaldic poetry and kennings as a poetic term for land or earth.[2]
Originally Posted by Wikipedia Thor
In Germanic mythology, Thor (/???r/; from Old Norse: Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of mankind and also hallowing and fertility.


Others have emphasized Thor's close connection to humanity, in all its concerns.[73] Scholar Hilda Ellis Davidson summarizes:

The cult of Thor was linked up with men's habitation and possessions, and with well-being of the family and community. This included the fruitfulness of the fields, and Thor, although pictured primarily as a storm god in the myths, was also concerned with the fertility and preservation of the seasonal round. In our own times, little stone axes from the distant past have been used as fertility symbols and placed by the farmer in the holes made by the drill to receive the first seed of spring. Thor's marriage with Sif of the golden hair, about which we hear little in the myths, seems to be a memory of the ancient symbol of divine marriage between sky god and earth goddess, when he comes to earth in the thunderstorm and the storm brings the rain which makes the fields fertile. In this way Thor, as well as Odin, may be seen to continue the cult of the sky god which was known in the Bronze Age.[74]
In short, the connection to earth is taken from mythology and is a fundamental part of his function as a deity.
Originally Posted by JTH View Post
Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
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