posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:00 PM
a reply to: Mianeye
The myth seem's to indicate a thunderstone which of course is most probably a meteorite and so it may have been made of an iron nickel condritic
meteorite or maybe not, the shaft supposedly a branch of ydgrassil the world tree is more enigmatic and may have more religious meaning.
So is it possible it was simply a real hammer that was used by a very great anceint warrior.
I seem to remember some time back some russian archeaologists thought they may have found a bronze age kingdom which may have been the basis for the
Vallhall myth and linked Odin to a possible real eurasian king whom once ruled that kingdom but my memory is fuzzy at best on the matter and I do not
know how that panned out.
A lot of myths have been shown to have basis in fact such as the Amazons of greek myth whom were most likely a stepp tribe of eurasian warrior's and
from some female warrior graves they were tall woman up to six feet tall and with auburn or blond hair, indeed they were probably the ancestors of
modern eurasian woman though in that time there has been much tribal migration and mixing of gene's but it bears in mind the legendary valkyrie.
Anyway for most of us the DC comics version is far better than the bloodthirst norse deity.