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Pronunciation : thohr

(Norse Deity)THOR

Also known as ASA-THOR, DONAR, OKU-THOR
In a nutshell ...
Attributes : Mjollnir (Thunder-bolt Hammer)
Hall : Bilskirnir
Mount : Tanngrissni and Tanngnost

First son of Odin and Jord, the giant head hammering thunder God in charge of war and crops. Thor was stronger than an arctic ox and almost as clever.

Lets be honest... without Thor the Aesir would just be a bunch of Gods hanging around waiting for the world to end.

The Lairy red haired Thunder God with a big bushy beard had more rip-roaring adventures than you could shake a stick at, charging around in his chariot pulled by magical multi use goats Tanngrisni and Tanngnost just looking for a reason to bosh you on the head with his huge hammer. And you've got to admire the simplicity of his approach to problem solving -- simply kill anyone within striking distance at the time!

Living at the awesomely named Thrudvangar in a hall called Bilskirmir, which probably has some assimilation to violence, we can only gasp at the mere thought of the heating bills. It had a whopping 540 rooms, so i bet it was great for parties, but you won't see it on 'cribs' because humans were never invited.

Despite his addiction to mead, Thor was pretty faithful to Sif who is mother to the unfortunately named Thrud, though he did have a fling or two when the opportunity arose. Giant hammer head to giants head antics make up the bulk of his shennanigans so it may come as a suprise that Magni and Modi were born from a night of passion between Thor and Jarnsaxa who is actually a Giantess. How much mead does a God need to drink to get beer goggles?

As proud a warrior as he was, he wasn't too proud to dress up as a woman for a good cause, say, if someone stole the fabled Mjollnir for instance. Its pretty useless unless you have Jarn Griepr, the magical iron glove to grip it with and unfortunately for bad guys everywhere Thor did. He also had a girdle of might called Megingjord which made him half as strong again, adding up to a shed-load of bad news for Geirrod, Alvis and Prymr, but he didn't always get his own way.

Meetings with Aurvandil revealed a caring, sharing, and rather bizarre side to his character, and there's a nasty rumour coming out of Jotunheim that he pissed his pants at the mere sight of 'Mist Calf' while a trip to Utgardr just spun him out.

Thor looked after crops and fertility and it wouldn't hurt to give him a little wink before taking off on any journey that could be affected by the weather. Unlike a lot of other beliefs the sound of thunder wasn't feared by the Norse as they just assumed it was the giant bashing thunder god taking care of business. Thursday is Thors day.

Meet the family ...
Parents : Odin and Jord
Siblings : Coming soon ...
Spouse : Sif
Offspring : Thrud (by Sif) Magni and Modi (by Jarnsaxa)
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'THOR' - Norse database entry -19 Nov 2007
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