Thor - the Norse god of lightning
Thor is the protector of humans. He keeps the farm lands fertile, so that there is always enough food.
When he needs food himself, he eats his two carriage goats and then brings them back to life the next day.
He gets angry very quickly, and he is not the smartest of the gods. With his magical hammer, iron gauntlets and magical belt, Thor is very strong and the giants, who are the gods’ opponents, never stand a chance against him. He throws his hammer at a target, and strike it with lightning. The hammer would always return to him after he threw it.
Before Scandinavian people, especially the Vikings, started following Christianity, Thor and the Norse mythology were very popular.
The stories spoke to the Vikings’ imaginations, as well as their hearts, and helped them make sense of the world around them.
Up for discussion
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