Jun 14, 2022

The Two Goats of Thor: Being Drivers By Day and Endless Feast By Night [Thor: Love and Thunder]

Marvel has released some colorful character posters of the movie Thor: Love and Thunder, notably the two legendary goats of Thor, Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder who pull Thor's chariot according to Norse mythology.

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The old Norse names of goats are Tanngrisnir (Toothgnasher) and Tanngnj籀str (Toothgrinder). These are divine beasts because they have the ability to pull the chariot to fly through space, in tireless journeys.

Because often travelling in a goat-drawn carriage, Thor also has another nickname, The Lord of the Goats. Anyway, does Thor has any resemblance of these fantastic beasts?

In addition to the role of pulling the chariot, Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder also serve as Thor's food reserves or some kind of  endless supper. During his travels, if Thor could not find a delicious feast, he would have these two goats slaughtered, leaving a pile of skins and bones. The next morning, Thor would use his Thunder Hammer Mj繹lnir to point at the pile of skin and bones to resurrect the two goats.

Basically, they are drivers by day and meal by night.

During one of his travels, Thor spent the night at a farmer's house and slaughtered the two goats for dinner, asking the host to preserve the skins and bones. The farmer's son stole a bone and cut it up to eat marrow. As a result, the next morning when Thor revived the two goats, one of them became crippled in one leg.

Thor was very angry, the farmer was so frightened that he offered his two children as servants to Thor.

It is a story in Norse mythology. At the moment it is not clear whether the inclusion of Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder on the poster just to increase the humor of the movie or these two beasts would have some interesting role in the film's plot.

Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 8, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Russell Crowe ... Zeus, the King of the Olympians

Russell Crowe ... Zeus, the King of the Olympians


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Natalie Portman ... Jane Foster / Mighty Thor

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