34 Facts About Thor


Thor is the son of Odin and Jorð, by way of his father Odin, he has numerous brothers, including.

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Thor has two servants, and, rides in a cart or chariot pulled by two goats, and, and is ascribed three dwellings .

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Thor wields the hammer, wears the belt and the iron gloves, and owns the staff.

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Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic-speaking Europe.

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Thor has inspired numerous works of art and references to Thor appear in modern popular culture.

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Pictorial representations of Thor's hammer appear on a total of five runestones found in Denmark and in the Swedish counties of and .

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Thor is the main character of, where, after traveling "from the east", he comes to an inlet where he encounters a ferryman who gives his name as, and attempts to hail a ride from him.

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Thor is again the main character in the poem, where, after the gods have been hunting and have eaten their prey, they have an urge to drink.

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Thor eats a big meal of two oxen, and then goes to sleep.

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Thor pulls the serpent on board, and violently slams him in the head with his hammer.

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Thor arrives and tells Loki to be silent, and threatens to rip Loki's head from his body with his hammer.

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Thor again tells him to be silent, and threatens to throw him into the sky, where he will never be seen again.

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Thor again tells him to be silent, threatening to break every bone in Loki's body.

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Thor turns to Loki, and tells him that nobody knows that the hammer has been stolen.

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At the thing, the god puts forth the suggestion that, in place of, Thor should be dressed as the bride, complete with jewels, women's clothing down to his knees, a bridal head-dress, and the necklace.

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Thor rejects the idea, yet Loki interjects that this will be the only way to get back.

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Thor eats and drinks ferociously, consuming entire animals and three casks of mead.

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Thor finds the dwarf repulsive and, apparently, realizes that the bride is his daughter.

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Thor, known as, is said to have married the prophetess Sibyl .

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Thor is further said here to have been raised in Thrace by a chieftain named Lorikus, whom he later slew to assume the title of "King of Thrace", to have had hair "fairer than gold", and to have been strong enough to lift ten bearskins.

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Odin is a remote descendant of Thor, removed by twelve generations, who led an expedition across Germany, Denmark and Sweden to Norway.

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In chapter 5, a heavily euhemerized account of the gods is provided, where Thor is described as having been a —a pagan priest—who was given by Odin a dwelling in the mythical location of, in what is Sweden.

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From Thor, he inherited the quick temper, physical strength and merits as a giant-slayer.

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Tales about Thor, or influenced by native traditions regarding Thor, continued into the modern period, particularly in Scandinavia.

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Thor remained pictured as a red-bearded figure, as evident by the Danish rhyme that yet referred to him as and the North-Frisian curse .

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Around 1000 pendants in distinctive shapes representing the hammer of Thor have been unearthed in what are today the Nordic countries, England, northern Germany, the Baltic countries, and Russia.

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Thor closely resembles other Indo-European deities associated with the thunder: the Celtic Taranis, the Estonian Taara, the Baltic, the Slavic Perun, and particularly the Hindu, whose red hair and thunderbolt weapon the are obvious parallels noted already by Max Muller.

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Cult of Thor was linked with men's habitation and possessions, and with the well-being of the family and community.

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Thor has been featured in comic books by other publishers.

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In Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic, Thor is portrayed as a buffoon who wields a tiny toffee hammer.

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In Santa Monica Studio's 2018 video game God of War, Thor is mentioned throughout and his sons Magni and Modi are secondary antagonists.

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Thor makes an appearance at the end of the main storyline if certain difficulty conditions are met by the player.

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Thor is mentioned in Ubisoft's 2020 game Assassin's Creed Valhalla, where items of his such as Mjolnir can be found and used by the player in combat.

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Thor is one of the playable gods in the third-person multiplayer online battle arena game Smite.

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