My theme for the “A to Z Challenge” is World Mythology.
My A to Z posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. I hope they spark your curiosity. I find it fascinating how so many stories crossed the boundaries of countries and even oceans.
T is for Thor, Norse God of Thunder
Thor is the Norse god of thunder and lightening usually depicted as having fierce eyes, red hair and a beard . He is associated with strength, the protection of mankind and fertility. The word “Thursday” is derived from his name.
“…stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjölnir, were worn in defiance and Norse paganpersonal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity.” (Wikipedia)
There are many tales about Thor in Norse mythology and many stories since then have built on his reputation.
DO YOU WANT MORE?
Go to my 2016 A to Z Challenge page to see my other posts on world mythology.