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Thor, a figure from Norse mythology, was re-imagined as a superhero for Marvel Comics and became one of their most popular characters.

A myth are a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events and mythology is a term for a collection of myths or the study of those myths.  Many heroic myths are considered to be antecedents to modern superhero fiction.


Prior to the rise of modern superhero fiction, heroes from myth, legend and folklore would inform the genre that has yet to come with fantastic deeds and often altruistic and kind protagonists.