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Small Details About Norse Mythology Fans Noticed In The 'Thor' Movies

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Thor is one of the most powerful gods in the nine realms, meaning the MCU is packed with references of Norse mythology. From Odin's crow informants to Thor's all powerful weapons, the MCU had a lot of help from ancient myths. 

Elements of Norse mythology can be found hidden in the background or in plain sight, it just takes an expert to notice them right away. Take a look below and vote up the most interesting details below.

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    Crow Informants

    From Redditor u/leavejayvlone:

    In Thor (2010), during Thor’s coronation you can see two birds perched over where Odin is sitting. These are Hugin and Munin, Odin’s ravens from norse mythology who are his personal informants. They are later seen watching over him when he is in Odinsleep.

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    Odin's Horse

    From Redditor u/TheCheshireCody:

    In the first Thor movie, Odin's horse has eight legs. While it is never mentioned in the movie, this is Sleipnir - Odin's steed from Norse Mythology.

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    Deep Cut

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Happy Hogan mentions Mengingjord, Thor's belt of might that doubles his strength when he wears it in Norse mythology.

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    Devouring The Sun

    From Redditor u/Suspicious_Cupcake_9:

    When Hulk fights Fenrir in Ragnarok, this shot makes it look as if Fenrir is devouring the sun, as he’s supposed to during Ragnarok! Thought it was clever.

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