Thor was the son of Odin and Fyorgyn, the earth goddess. He was the god of thunder and considered the strongest of the Norse gods. He and his golden-haired wife Sif were also fertility gods. He was huge in size having red beard and eyes. He enjoyed eating and drinking without limits.
He protected both gods and humans against the forces of evil using his deadly waeapon Mjollnir, a hammer which was associated with lightning and thunder. To use this powerful weapon he was wearing iron gloves and Megingjard, his belt of strength. He was very quick and hot temper.
The English word Thursday is named after the Thor. Thursday literally means “Thor's day” in Old English.
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