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Art History Lecture Series: Bringing the Thunder
A majority of the world’s polytheistic religious systems have a thunder god. Perhaps the most famous of those in the west is Thor, the Norse god whose mythological exploits have recently electrified the world through his representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Japan today, the thunder god (raijin) is an almost ubiquitous figure, often appearing with his counterpart, the wind god (fujin), on temple gates and turning up in spaces of popular culture like manga and video games. TheView more
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