Thor

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Overview

Name(s): Thor "The Thunder God"
Status: Greater Deity
Symbol: Hammer
Home Plane: Asgard
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Portfolio: Sky, Crops, Weather, Thunder, War
Worshipers: Farmers, Commoners, Men of Arms(Any Alignment)
Clerical alignments: NG, CG
Domains: Chaos, Good, Protection, Strength, War, Weather
Favored Weapon: Warhammer

Thor is the Norse god of thunder. He is a son of Odin and Jord, and one of the most powerful gods. He is married to Sif. His mistress is the giantess Jarnsaxa ("iron cutlass"), and their sons are Magni and Modi and his daughter is Thrud. Thor is helped by Thialfi, his servant and the messenger of the gods.

Thor was usually portrayed as a large, powerful man with a red beard and eyes of lightning. Despite his ferocious appearance, he was very popular as the protector of both gods and humans against the forces of evil.

The Norse believed that during a thunderstorm, Thor rode through the heavens on his chariot pulled by the goats Tanngrisni ("gap-tooth") and Tanngnost ("tooth grinder"). Lightning flashed whenever he threw his hammer Mjollnir. Thor wears the belt Megingjard which doubles his already considerable strength. His hall is Bilskirnir, which is located in the region Thrudheim ("place of might"). His greatest enemy is Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent.