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Tor - Norse God of Thunder

Tor, a version of the name Thor, is a son of Odin and god of the sky and thunder. Strong and powerful, he is the protector of gods and people and is usually depicted wielding his mighty hammer, Mjolnir.

Famous for his red hair, blazing eyes, quick temper and feats of strength, Tor’s appetite for life is as huge as his reputation. This is the god who drank from a horn and emptied the ocean.

But as much as he is feared, Tor is also revered by the gods and worshipped by mortals. The Norse people wore protective, hammer-shaped amulets, a symbol of Tor, for centuries and well into the advent of Christianity. Tor lives on today on Thursday, Tor’s day.

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