I always thought MCU's Thor was a fictional expansion to the actual norse God of Thunder. There are some quotes in the first Thor movie that supports this:

Heimdall says:

In ages past, they looked to us as gods, for indeed so many times we saved them from calamity. We tried to show them how their world was but one of the Nine Realms of the Cosmos, linked to all others by the branches of Yggdrasil, the Worlds Tree. Nine Realms in a universe of wonder, beauty, and terror that they barely comprehended. But for all their thirst for knowledge, they let our lessons fall into myth and dreams.

When Thor wants to go to Jötunheim after the ice giants try to steal the tesseract, Fandral says:

This isn't like a journey to Earth, where you summon a little lightning and thunder and the mortals worship you as a god. This is Jotunheim.

And in Earth, when Jane and Darcy are starting to think that he is actually the Thunder God, Darcy says:

A primitive culture like the Vikings might have worshipped them as deities.

But in Infinity War Thor says he is 1500 years old. That means he was born in the year 500 after Christ.

So, is this possible? when did the norse people start worshiping Thor?

Note: I took the quotes from the original Thor movie script here

closed as off-topic by ThePopMachine, amflare, Meat Trademark, Vanguard3000, TheLethalCarrot May 8 '18 at 19:06

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  • I've removed the infinity-war tag, as the question only mentions the film and isn't really about it. – Edlothiad May 8 '18 at 7:43
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    Thor, like so many other pre-Christian deities in the Indo-European areas, harks back to a pantheon that far predates written records. He is obviously linked to Taranis, Perkūnas, Indra, and several other thunder gods in different panthea, but when exactly he developed into a specifically Thor-like incarnation—or indeed when his name became Thor (definitely no earlier than Common Germanic) is something we just don’t know. The former was definitely before 500 AD, and probably also the latter, but there is no direct evidence. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 8 '18 at 9:25
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    maybe asgard years are longer than ours? – ths May 8 '18 at 10:35
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because is belongs on mythology.stackexchange.com – ThePopMachine May 8 '18 at 17:38
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    And just in case anyone thinks this wouldn't be a good fit for that site, look at this question – ThePopMachine May 8 '18 at 17:41

Written records of Thor go back more than 1,900 years, so you’re correct to observe that an age of 1,500 years cannot be reconciled with the historical record.

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    This doesn't answer the question asked. It appears to be more of a comment. – Valorum May 8 '18 at 15:45
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    Time dilation. All that Bifrost travel adds up. (joke) – kaine May 8 '18 at 18:15
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    This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. - From Review – Helbent IV May 8 '18 at 21:08
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    Q: When did people start following Thor? A: Written records go back more than 1,900 years. What am I missing about that, @HelbentIV ? If it were a history or mythology site perhaps more discussion of prehistoric times would ensue, but the goal was to see if real myth timelines can be reconciled with Marvel timelines - and Mike provided a datapoint sufficient to answer that. – Saiboogu May 10 '18 at 2:54

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