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The Theft of Thor's Hammer Study Questions

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  1. Whom does Thor initially believe has stolen his hammer? Why?
  2. What does Thor's hammer represent to Thor? To the other gods?
  3. Why do you think the gods are so horrified by Thrym's demand of Freyja? Why do you think he wants her?
  4. Why is Thor reluctant to dress up as Freyja? What is Loki's response, and why does it convince Thor?
  5. What are all the parts of Thor's disguise? What does each part symbolize?
  6. How does Loki explain Thrym's bride's monstrous appetite and fiery eyes to "her" husband?
  7. What does Thor's cross-dressing symbolize in this story? Loki's?

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