Sons of Odin: Baldr, Varr, Hr, Vli, Nepr, Thor, Sons of Odin, Smingr, Meili, Sigi, treksj

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General Books LLC, Aug 20, 2010 - Political Science - 80 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Thor, Baldr, Heimdallr, J rmungandr, Sif, V arr, H r, Bilskirnir, V li, J rnsaxa, Nepr, Mj llnir, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnj str, Donar Oak, List of names of Thor, Meili, S mingr, orri, Ultimate Comics: Thor, Sigi, r vangr, r heimr, J rngreipr, Megingj r, treksj, Hild lfr. Excerpt: In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse rr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility, healing, and the protection of mankind. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as unor and in Old High German as Donar (runic onar ), stemming from a Common Germanic * unraz (meaning "thunder"). Ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mj llnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today. In Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, numerous tales and information about Thor are provided. In these sources, Thor bears at least fourteen names, is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, is the lover of the j tunn J rnsaxa, and is generally described as fierce-eyed...

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