Is Thor Fat In Norse Mythology?

A lot of people have been criticizing the fat Thor look in God of War Ragnarok.

By Manisha Priyadarshini

September 10, 2021

The first trailer for much anticipated God Of War Ragnarok is out and we got to see a glimpse of several characters including Thor. But the appearance of Thor has taken over the internet simply because people didn’t expect a fat Thor in the game.

Actually, one can’t blame them either because the image of Thor that’s glued to a lot of minds is the one from MCU where Thor is a tall, muscular, hammer-wielding stud with 8 pack abs.

However, the Thor in God Of War Ragnarok is a big man with a protruding belly and sporting the typical Viking looks. So this has been making many people wonder which version of Thor is accurate and is Thor fat in Norse mythology too?

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Thor In Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology, Thor is an Æsir God associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and fertility. His weapon is the hammer Mjölnir, which is powerful enough to level mountains.

Even though we are used to seeing the handsome Chris Hemsworth as the Thor in Marvel movies, but in Norse mythology, Thor is described as a barrel-chested ugly man.

So, the God of War: Ragnarok version of Thor is actually a more accurate depiction of what he looked like in Norse mythology.

While a lot of people on the internet have been criticizing the fat Thor look, there are some who recognize that Kratos’ foe originally has a beefy appearance which has been overly glamorized in the movies.

In fact, the only time MCU got Thor’s appearance somewhat right was the fat Thor version of Chris Hemsworth that appeared in The Avengers: Endgame. But even then his hair is shown as blonde instead of red hair as described in Norse mythology.

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