Hey, did you know that “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the fourth installment in the Norse God of Thunder’s solo MCU adventures, is coming out soon?
It’s important to remind everyone, apparently, because that’s exactly what Marvel is doing.
Previous “Love and Thunder” trailers have notable played with imagery associated with Yggrasil, the World Tree of Norse mythology, and this final release again teases these connections. More specifically, there’s a shot in the most recent trailer in which Mighty Thor, who’s holding the lightning bolt of Zeus (Russel Crowe), looks as if she’s sharing the bolt’s power.
She could also be slowly murdering all those people, who’s to say? The camera angle viewers get is an overhead shot that depicts the bolt spreading through the crowd in an interesting pattern that kind of looks like the aforementioned tree, a detail that studious fans of Norse mythology have almost certainly already took note of.
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To be fair, this particular resemblance could be entirely unintentional, but assuming that she’s sharing power and not doing a murder, the symbolism would be significant. Yggdrasil is a magical tree that functions like connective tissue between the realms. One could climb the tree to get from Midgard (Earth’s realm) to Nifflheim (Loki’s original realm), provided that Ratatoskr was cool with it (Oh, you don’t know Ratatoskr? That’s a giant squirrel beast that guards Yggdrasil. Norse mythology is wild).