Thor – The God of Thunder

Many people that know about the gods of Norse mythology know of King Odin and his son Thor the God of Thunder. Many were reintroduced to the god while watching him star in his own featured film, Thor and later when he joins the Marvel Avengers team in the film. Avengers.

Many know that Thor is the God of Thunder and the God of Lightning but like other Norse Gods there are other skills he possesses, including strength and the protection of mankind. Many Vikings prayed to Thor for protection in battles and strength against their enemies. Thor is the son of Odin the King of the Gods and Gaia the Goddess of Earth.

Thor God of Thunder

Thor God of Thunder


Thor ends up marrying the Goddess Sif and bears children with her. There are many tales about Thor and his battles with monsters, although one of my favorite tales is the one where he had to dress as a woman to gain back his hammer Mjolnir.

The tale goes that Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer was missing so he sent Loki to the Land of Giants to seek answers. Mjolnir was discovered to be hidden underground and would only be returned if Fregga the Goddess of Love was brought to them. Thor dresses up as Fregga and ventured to what was supposed to be the Wedding of Frigga and the Frost Giant before receiving Mjolnir as a wedding present.

Thor God of Thunder

Thor God of Thunder


Personal Insight Those that know me will inform you that I’m a fan of the trickster God Loki but I understand why so many cheer for Thor, the Thunder God. Thor is a hero among gods and men going into countless battles to protect others from danger. He is known for using his abilities to protect mankind, yet at the same time acts as a show pony feeling the need to show off in front of others. I find him annoying, yet I know that there are others that see him as a symbol of hope

Thor God of Thunder

Thor God of Thunder


During the Viking Era, many tried to stay on Thor’s good side seeing how he controlled the weather, which was vital when commanding ships. Many went as far as paining his hammer, Mjolnir, on their armor and helmets as a sign of good luck.

Now, shush, I’m trying to read, Luna

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