Thor Norse God Of Thunder

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Thor is the Norse God of Thunder. He is also a Deity of lightning, storms, Oak trees, farmers, fertility, strength, destruction, healing and death. Thor is also a protector of mankind and is very loyal to his father Odin and the Aesir Gods. In the past, he came to their defence any time it was needed, no matter how far away he was or what else he was doing. His family always comes first.

Thor is the son of Odin and a Giantess. Thor is connected with both the Earth and the sky due to his parents, the sky through his father and the Earth through his mother. He is one of the Aesir Gods and is considered one of the strongest amongst them.

Thor is described as a large Viking type man, with fierce quick eyes, fiery red hair and beard that matches ...view middle of the document...

Thor has one wife, Sif, who he adores and two sons and a daughter, Magni, Modi and Thrud. Magni is a God of Strength, Modi is a God of Berserkers and their sister Thrud is a Valkyrie.

Thor is well known for his great hammer Mjollnir. He is able to topple mountains with his magical hammer and uses it to defend his family and the human race. When thrown Mjollnir always returns to Thor’s hand. The dwarves made Mjollnir and its name means crusher.

Thor wears a magical belt that doubles his strength and iron gloves. He rides a cart pulled by two wild Billy goats. The cart soars across the sky, its wheel thundering and lightning shoots out of the hooves of the goats. The goats are quite vicious; they gnash their teeth and will bite and rend flesh during battle. His two goats are called Tanngrisni (gap-tooth) and Tanngnost (Tooth-grinder)

Thor was an extremely popular and loved God during per-Christian times. The day of the week Thursday is named after him (Thor’s day) and many areas in his home country are named in tribute to him. He was a God of the people and one that many defiantly would not give up when Christianity came in.

The stories of Thor’s battles are numerous as he was ever the champion for good and life. It is said when Ragnarok comes, Thor will fight his last battle defending the world. He will defeat the Midgard serpent, Jormungard, yet sadly die after from its poison. His two sons will survive Ragnarok to carry on his good work.

Today, Pagans and followers of the Ásatrú faith hold Thor dear to their hearts. His symbol, Thor’s Hammer, is often seen worn by followers of the Norse Gods. Many throughout the world raise the mead horn and hail his name. Their love and adoration for him never diminished over the years.

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