Sunday, November 22, 2015

Red-Haired Thor :)

Thanks to Emanuela I've recently discovered that the Norse god Thor was a redhead. I've heard this claim made before but have never seen any real vindication until now.

According to Wikipedia Thor is generally described as "fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded." And in The Prologue to the Prose Edda his hair was described as "more beautiful than gold."

Wikipedia also mentions a Frisian curse referring to Thor;
diis ruadhiiret donner regiir! - "let red-haired thunder see to that!"

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