Although Marvel’s Hollywood adaptations of Thor are pretty darn good, they do little to shed light on Thor’s history and mythology.

Variant Comics on YouTube have a great series of videos that delve into the history and mythology of a variety of comic book characters like Wolverine, Green Lantern, Deathstroke, Venom and many more. Naturally, they have an episode dedicated to Thor, which is perfect for Thorsday.

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The History of Thor’ details many interesting Thor related facts and reveals why Thor is so popular, why only he can wield Mjolnir, and how he became a part of The Avengers.  Enjoy!

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[Source: Variant Comics]

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