Adela,  Scandinavia,  Western Europe

Thor God of Thunder

12360070_191685434506880_984422343904952610_nThor is the Norse god of thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind. He is also the god of hallowing, healing and fertility. He was typically described as having a red beard and eyes. He was huge in size, and strongest of all gods and men. He is the son of the god Odin and the earth goddess, Fjörgyn. Thor is most widely known for wielding the mighty hammer, Mjölnir. He wears the belt Megingjörð and the iron gloves Járngreipr, and owns the staff Gríðarvölr, that he uses occasionally.

The goddess Sif is Thor’s wife, and he also had a lover named Járnsaxa. With Sif, he fathered the goddess Þrúðr with Járnsaxa, he fathered Magni. With a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Móði, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. He has two servants, Þjálfi and Röskva. The rides cart or chariot he rides in is pulled by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr. These goats he eats and resurrects everyday. His dwellings are Bilskirnir, Þrúðheimr, and Þrúðvangr.