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#1 Posted by greenk_warrior (50 posts) - - Show Bio

so there is a big monster

thor comes down the street

and he says " by odin's beard" or something with odin in it

so is thor really saying " oh gee daddy" like it is his way of saying he is freaked out

#2 Posted by Z3RO180 (6431 posts) - - Show Bio

@greenk_warrior: pretty much just a saying

#3 Edited by Yai_Inn (352 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always interpreted it as "Oh God" you know cause Odin is like god. 

#4 Posted by greenk_warrior (50 posts) - - Show Bio

wouldn't it be oh daddy

#5 Posted by samuel_larson_10 (283 posts) - - Show Bio

@greenk_warrior said:

wouldn't it be oh daddy

well odin isn't a normal dad, Thor usually adresses him formally or as 'father' because odin is not just the dad but also the king so it's not exactly like saying 'oh dad' it's like saying 'oh majesty'

#6 Posted by Asagod (292 posts) - - Show Bio

He says that because it is something that a Viking would say. If you're christian you say "Oh, My God", "Oh, God" or "Oh, Lord", if you are a "Norse mythology believer" than you would say something like "Odin's Beard", "Odin's Eye" or "By the hammer of Thor". But it would be strange if Thor said "By my hammer"...

#7 Edited by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yai_Inn said:

I've always interpreted it as "Oh God" you know cause Odin is like god.

@Asagod said:

He says that because it is something that a Viking would say. If you're christian you say "Oh, My God", "Oh, God" or "Oh, Lord", if you are a "Norse mythology believer" than you would say something like "Odin's Beard", "Odin's Eye" or "By the hammer of Thor". But it would be strange if Thor said "By my hammer"...

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (82755 posts) - - Show Bio

When Thor invokes Odin it's like one of us saying "God!"

It just so happens Odin is also Thor's father as well as his "God."

#9 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2886 posts) - - Show Bio

By Odin's Beard = Oh my God

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