Deity, common to all the early Germanic peoples, who appeared as a great, red-bearded warrior of tremendous strength. The son of Odin (according to some legends) and Jord, the earth goddess, he was the implacable foe of the harmful race of giants but was benevolent toward humans. His name is the Germanic word for thunder. His great weapon was his hammer, Mjollnir. His greatest enemy was the world serpent Jörmungand, which he was destined to kill, and be killed by, in the Ragnarök. Thursday is named for Thor.
Definition: god (deity)
Significance: myth, Germanic religion and mythology, Aesir (Scandinavian mythology)
Keywords: myth, husband, Aesir, Sif, god, Germanic religion and mythology, Thor
Thor was one of the foremost Norse gods, recognized by Germanic peoples across northern Europe as a fierce warrior deity. To the other gods he...
Thor ('thunder') or Thunor or Donner, in Nordic myth, in some accounts was the son of Odin and Fjörgyn; in others, he derived his...