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The myth of Thor's journey to the land of giants - Scott A. Mellor

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Thor—son of Odin, god of thunder, and protector of mankind—struggled mightily against his greatest challenge yet: opening a bag of food. How had the mighty god fallen so far? Scott Mellor tells the myth of Thor's journey to Utgard.

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  • Educator Scott Mellor
  • Director Rune F.B. Hansen
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Julie Herdichek Baltzer
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Illustrator Rune F.B. Hansen
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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If you’re Interested in reading more about this myth, click here. There is also another great version of the story called The Tale of Utgarda-Loki.

What is the legend behind Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, the weapon that is said to be capable of leveling mountains? Here is some information about how Mjolnir was created. Check out this video about the origins of Thor’s hammer, including how it was forged and how much it weighed.

To learn more about Norse myths, explore Norse Mythology for Smart People. There are many myths about Norse gods and their adventures. Click here to see a list of them and read along.

Myths can be a powerful method of learning about different cultures. Visit Crash Course World Mythology to learn more.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Scott Mellor
  • Director Rune F.B. Hansen
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Julie Herdichek Baltzer
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Illustrator Rune F.B. Hansen
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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