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|From the Edda|
Thor (full name: Thor Odinsson), otherwise known as (among other names) Ennilangr, is the god of strength and protection in Norse mythology. He is the most beloved of the Norse gods, at least in part because he was the protector of humanity. Thor is commonly associated with storms and thunder.
In Germanic countries, there is a day of the week named after Thor, based on the Roman practice of naming a day after Zeus: Thursday (Zeus was Jupiter to the Romans) in the Anglosphere, Donnerstag in Germany, etc. An exception is Iceland, where the days of the week were all given numbers in a medieval attempt at anti-pagan political correctness.
 Thor and goats
For fans of this site, his chariot was drawn by two goats that he would kill and resurrect every day. Apparently, they were extremely tasty. According to Norse mythology, strokes from his mighty hammer caused thunder.
 Thor and racism
Like other gods in the Norse pantheon, Thor has been appropriated by neo-Nazis and other racist groups for propaganda purposes. These people love the idea of a god who keeps foreign giants out of heaven with mighty strokes from his magical hammer. They love it so much, actually, that they completely ignore the historical status of Thor as a god beloved of the common people and farmers, and portray him as a god of war and warriors, more like his father.
 The Mighty Thor
There is also a Marvel comic character named Thor. In 1987 Thor turned up in a Chicago auto repair shop, where he helped rescue some kids and their babysitter from the Mafia. He's also pretty much the most badass guy ever.[citation NOT needed]
 Quotes about Thor
“”Be silent and grovel, or my great hammer
Mjöllnir shall shut your mouth:
Your shoulder's stone I will strike from its neck,
Lifeless you shall lie.
|—Thor to Loki|
“”"I'm Thor." — "Well, you thould put thome ointment on it, then."
“”My god carries a hammer. Your god died nailed to a crucifix. Any questions?
 See also
- ↑ Lokasenna, Auden-Taylor translation, verse 57