Thor in Norse Mythology

Thor in Norse Mythology


Thor was the god of thunder. He was the son of Fjorgyn (Jord) and Odin. Thor was married to Sif with whom he had a daughter and a son, Thrud and Modi. He also had a son, Magni, with the giantess Jarnsaxa.

His battle chariot is drawn by two goats, and his hammer Mjolnir (means “The Destroyer) causes the lightning that flashes across the sky.

This hammer was made by dwarfs, and would magically return to Thor’s hand whenever he needed it. Thor was depicted as a tall, muscular man with red hair and a beard.

His magic belt could double his incredible strength, while his iron gloves protected his hands. His greatest enemy was the Midgard Serpent, which lived in the ocean surrounding Midgard, the Earth.

The day Thursday (Torsdag) is sacred to him.

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