THOR DESCRIPTION - THOR'S POSSESSION - Fertility and Agriculture - Thor’s Role in the Viking Age - THOR AND ODIN - Which god to be worship? THOR OR ODIN - CULTURE AND TRADITION - RELIGION -THOR’S ADVENTURE - THE TALE OF THOR DISGUISED AS A BRIDE - THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS - THOR AND JORMUNGAND RAGNAROK
Text of Thor norse god - Norse Mythology
1. The god of thethunderEldest son of Friggand OdinIndefatigabledefender of the Aesirgods and fortressPhysical strength isvirtually unmatched
2. Goat-drivenchariot( create noise ofthunder) 3. Thruthvanger( the paddocks of power where his Bilskinir orlightning stood)Mansion- five hundred and forty rooms. 4. MightyHammer(Mjollnir)Belt(Doubles hisstrength) 5. Iron gauntlets orgloves(holds the hammeror catch it when itflew back 6. hallowing(need of protection, comfort and blessing)Icelandic settlers implored him to hallowtheir plot of land before they builtbuildings or planted crops.Can be used to bless and could be used todestroy.Bring back alive the giant goats alive aftereating them. 7. Promotion of Agriculture and Fertility (extensionof his role as sky god.11th century German historian Adam of Bremennotes Thor, they say presides over the air whichgoverns the thunder and lightning, the windsand rains, fair weather and crops.Sif his seldom mentioned wife is noted for hergolden hair above else which is a symbol forfields of grain. 8. Thors role:1. Principal deity of the second class2. Function of warriors and military strength(rulers sovereignty)3. Farmers and fecundity 9. ODIN was theforemost deityappealed by rulers,outcasts and elitepersons of everysort.Odin is the fatherof Thor. 10. THOR ODIN 11. When Odin gives blessing ,Thor gives cursed. For Thorwants to be worship more forhis gain power and strengththan of his father.Thors name is found innumerous place names inScandinavia much morecommon than Odin 12. Thursday is named after Thor (equated by theRomans with the lightning bolt-wielderJupiter).Icelandic settlers give the name Thor to theirsons succeeding the second name. 13. Thor was the favorite god of the Vikings, theprotector of the ordinary man, and was verywidely worshipped.Hammer-shaped amulets (a sign of Thorworship) have been found throughoutScandinavia. Sometimes they are reversedwith the sign of the cross.Chief god of the settlers but also a patron andguardian of the settlement itself (stability andlaw) 14. Thor (rr) 15. THE TALE OF THOR DISGUISED AS A BRIDE THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS THOR AND JORMUNGAND 16. THE TALE OF THOR DISGUISED AS A BRIDEThors hammer is missingGiant Thrym- Loki found out that Thrym hadstolen the hammer.- in return of his hammer is themarriage of Freya. 17. THE TALE OF THOR DISGUISED AS A BRIDEThor disguised as Freya1. The bride ate and drank so giganticallyAlibi: she had not eaten or drink for 9 days2. Red complexion and eyes that flashed fireAlibi: feverish from lack of sleep in her joy The hammer as a sacred tool for the blessingof marriage. The return of Thors hammer 18. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSLoki and Thor decided to rest by a peasantwho they came across.Thor slew his two giant gods who pulled hischariot.Place the bones on the skins 19. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSThors Fury-one of his giantgoat was lameA mothers woeThors decision- take the twochildren asservants (Thailfiand Roskva)- leave his goatbehind to heal 20. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSJourney in the eastIn the cave- several long passages- side chamber- tremendous earthquakes- numerous rumblings- groanings 21. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSGiant Skrymir- not truly a cavebut a giants glove- not truly a sidechamber but thethumb. 22. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSSkrymir takingadvantage-thrown theknapsack to the ground.- Thor busiedhimself trying to undothe knots in theknapsack for he is indeep hunger but hecould not undo a singleone 23. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSThors furyhunger and fatiguemade him furious1st strike- the giant said did aleaf fall on me?2nd strike- was that an acorn?3rd strike- did a bird drop a twigon me? 24. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSUtgard theland of giantsKing Utgardloki 25. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSContest1. Loki vs. LogiAbout: eating an enormous dish piled withmeats placed on the floor between 2competitors.Result: Tie 26. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS2. Thailfi vs. HugiAbout: raceResult: Thailfi lost the race 27. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS3. Thor vs. enormous drinking hornAbout : emptying the horn full of waterResult: The horn was still not empty 28. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSUtgardlokis scorn4. Thor vs. Big grey cat of the groundAbout: lifting up the grey catResult: only one of the cats paw is being liftedup 29. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS5. Thor vs. ElliAbout: wrestled the old withered nurse and lether be cast doneResult : Thor did not even move Elli even asingle distance 30. THOR IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTSUtgardlokis Revelation- He himself had been Skrymir, and if he had notprotected his head with mountains Thor's hammer wouldhave killed him. Instead, those mountains now had deepridges. Loki had eaten in a contest with Logi fire which devours everything. The peasant had raced withHugi thought the swiftest medium. Thor had drunkfrom the sea and lowered it a few inches, had tried to liftthe Midgard Serpent, and had wrestled with old age.Infuriated at having played the fool, Thor lifted hishammer to slay the enchanter, but Utgardaloki and hiscastle vanished, leaving Thor and his comrades alone onthe plain. 31. THOR AND JORMUNGAND 32. THOR AND JORMUNGANDThor accepted shelter from the Giant Hymir. WhenThor said he wished to go fishing, Hymir treated himcontemptuously. But Thor slew one of Hymir's bulls touse the head for bait, and he and Hymir sailed out intothe ocean.Thor took the boat far past the point that Hymir feltwas safe. Then he baited the hook and threw it in thesea. Before long the Midgard Serpent snatched thebait and was caught. Its thrashing banged up Thor'shands and wrists against the gunwale, and in thestruggle the bottom of the boat fell through, so thatThor found himself standing on the ocean floor. 33. THOR AND JORMUNGANDWith that added stability he drew the serpentup with an enormous heave. As he was aboutto slay the monster with his hammer theterrified Hymir cut the line, allowing theserpent to escape. Thor then felled anddrowned the cowardly Hymir as he tried toescape. But he would not kill the MidgardSerpent till doomsday, or Ragnarok, when hewould perish as well.