A to Z Blogging Challenge: Asgard

Everyone knows I’m a pretty big fan of “Thor” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general, but I have to admit to having mixed feelings about the realm of Asgard.
The first time I saw “Thor,” I was admittedly unfamiliar with the comic book and the actual mythology surrounding the Realm Eternal and the rainbow bridge. While the actors portraying Asgardians did a phenomenal job of acting at home in Asgard, I found it so foreign in aesthetic appearance that it was difficult to relate to. It did not look like a place that was lived in or used at all, even by gods.
This makes for a wonderful contrast in the movie as Odin (Anthony Hopkins) subsequently banishes Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to Midgard (Earth). Still, the Asgardian palace didn’t look like a place in which gods would dwell or lounge about.

I look forward to seeing Asgard in “Thor: The Dark World,” which apparently showcases more of that realm as well as several others. “Game of Thrones” director Alan Taylor is sure to add some realism to Asgard, keeping it relatable as Thor, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and company traverse the nine realms.
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Tara is a lifelong geek and the founder and publisher of The Geek Initiative. Her interests were forged in an early appreciation for "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Jurassic Park," and many historical fiction and fantasy novels. Tara is a game designer, LARPer, and frequent convention attendee. The author of over 1,000 individual blogs, her content has been featured on HelloGiggles, nordiclarp.org, LARPing.org, and The Billfold. She holds a B.A. in English from McDaniel College and has attended many events as press (including New York Comic Con). Tara has a professional background in marketing and publishing. She lives in the Philadelphia area. A Marvel fan, her favorite superhero is undoubtedly Thor. View her portfolio at: tmc.pressfolios.com.

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