from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The Norse god of thunder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The god of thunder.
- proper n. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The god of thunder, and son of Odin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second principal god of the ancient Scandinavians, the god of thunder.
- n. In zoology, a genus of macrurous crustaceans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar
It's THOR! and then a blazing lightning bolt strikes as Thor strikes his hammer-to-the-sky pose.
Regarding THOR; Thor is a public domain figure insofar as he is based upon a myth. meaning that anyone can use the name and attributes associated with the MYTHICAL character of Thor.
But if I lost you with everything after the word "Thor" in that sentence - well, that's part of the problem.
"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" star Kat Dennings may have a role in "Thor" as well.
However, an October rumor seemed to indicate that Law was on track to change all that with a role in "Thor" alongside Robert De Niro.
How it’s used in Thor is probably leveling buildings and fighting Norse gods … Thor hits theaters on May 6, 2011.
Thor is also credited with having written and produced the film; the first credit is apparently not true and was listed to ensure that the film met the required quota of Canadians in key positions necessary to guarantee the tax credit which had helped to finance the film.
Thor is a great character in the comics, but on screen I fear he's going to seem like a kind of cross between Conan and the Swedish Chef.
My take on the final outcome: Sure, there's the fact that al'Thor is a master swordsman AND has god-like powers, whereas Jaime's just an ordinary (if highly skilled ... if a little crippled) master swordsman, but that's not the real reason I sort of expected this outcome.
Jun. 10th, 2010 12: 10 am (UTC) ditto - I'm assuming Thor is about to come screaming in looking for where he 'dropped' it.