Thor is the god of many faces... oh wait, no that is Proteus. Anyway, never mind, what I'm trying to say is that there are many different versions of the god Thor.
In this article, we'll be looking at some lesser-known facts about the three most popular versions of Thor: the actual Norse god, the comic book character based on the Norse god, and the movie character, based on the comic book character, based on the Norse god. So harness up your goats*, because we're going for a ride!
*In Norse mythology, Thor's carriage was pulled by goats!
Thursday is actually named after Thor! Thursday means Thor's Day in Old English. Plus, Wednesday is named after his dad, Odin (also known as Wodin). So now you can say happy throwback Thorsday, and actually know what it means.
Speaking of Thor: Ragnarok, the villain Hela has a quite different backstory in mythology. In the movie, she is the first born daughter of Odin. In Norse mythology, she is actually known as Hel, and is the daughter of Loki and a giantess.
At one point in the comics, Thor was turned into a frog, and assisted in fight with rats by a human named Simon who was also turned into a frog. Later, a sliver of Thor's hammer was broken off, and Simon was able to lift it to become Throg, the frog of thunder!
Currently in the comics, Thor is not Thor anymore. After becoming unworthy, Thor (now known as Odinson), lost his ability to hold his hammer. In his place, Jane Foster, Thor's longtime human girlfriend, has become the new Thor.
But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Odinson is still Thor, as played by Chris Hemsworth. Chris became famous in America for one scene: the opening of the 2009's Star Trek, where he plays James T. Kirk's father. To play Thor, he had to gain 20 pounds of muscle.