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Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Superman, The Man of Steel

Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster Superman, Man of Tomorrow and protector of the oppressed, is one of the world’s most famous fictional characters and the quintessential “super” hero. Superman is also a cultural icon whose stories and values represent universal ideals that … Continue reading Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Superman, The Man of Steel

Thor welding his hammer while flying across the sky in his goat-pulled chariot

Mythology and History of Thor: The Norse God of Thunder, Lightning, and Fertility

Thor’s Cultural Origins There are few deities among all mythologies in history that are as popular and well known as Thor, the Norse god of thunder, lightning, and fertility. Thor originated around the 13th century AD as part of the ancient … Continue reading Mythology and History of Thor: The Norse God of Thunder, Lightning, and Fertility