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Thor

Thor

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Thor

Thor is the muscleman of the Norse gods. He’s the guy Odin goes to when he needs an enforcer – somebody to "enforce" his commands, and we don’t mean by asking nicely. Nope, Thor uses his physical might to intimidate and threaten others – especially those pesky giants – into doing exactly what he wants. To help him, he’s got a magical hammer and special iron gloves, both made of the finest dwarvish craftsmanship. He also wears a magical belt that gives him twice his normal strength. Since Thor is already huge and massively strong, you can bet that nobody wants to mess with him.

Basic Information

NameThor
NicknameThunderer, Smasher, Thunder God, Donar (Old High German), Thunor (Old English)
SexMale
Current cityAsgard

Work & Education

OccupationGod of thunder, lightning, and storms
Odin’s enforcer and protector of Asgard
Hubby to the fertility goddess Sif (a full-time job)
Education

Beliefs

Political viewsAesir gods, all the way.
Giants better keep out of my city.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsOdin, king of the gods (father)
Jord, the earth-goddess (mother)
SiblingsI have four half-brothers: Balder, Hod, Hermod, and Vidar
ChildrenWith Sif: I have a stepson, Ull, and a daughter, Thrud
With Jarnsaxa: I have two sons, Magni and Modi
FriendsThialfi (messenger and bondservant)
Loki (frenemy)
EnemiesAll giants (Jotun), but particularly Utgardsloki, Rungnir, Hymir, Thrym, and Geirrod
The Midgard Serpent, Jormungand (we have a face-off scheduled for Ragnarok, the end of the world)

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Sif, fertility goddess (bow-chica-bow-wow)
It’s complicated with the giantess Jarnsaxa
Interested in

Favorites

Quotations"If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer."
– Alan Lewis

"If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning. I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land."
– Pete Seeger and Lee Hays

"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"
– Sydney J. Harris

"Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight."
– William Congreve

"U can’t touch this"
– MC Hammer
BooksIron Man magazine
Muscle and Fitness magazine
Lord of the Flies
The Call of the Wild
Crime and Punishment (actually, I've never read this, but I bet I would like it if I did)
The Catcher in the Rye
Hills Like White Elephants
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1984
The Road
MusicHeavy metal
MC Hammer
Tom Petty
Jimi Hendrix
Pink Floyd
Any Punk Rock
Sometimes a little Frank Sinatra is nice
Movies300
Lord of the Rings
Thor
Pumping Iron

Activities & Interests

LikesMy hammer, Mjollnir
My magical iron gloves, the Jarngreipr
My girdle of might, the Megingjarpr
My chariot and goats
Thunder
My crib, Thrudvangar (which has 540 rooms)
Monster Milk
ActivitiesHot dog eating contests – Joey Chestnut has nothing on me.
Fighting giants (Jotun)
Chariot racing
Feats of strength
Mr. Olympia
Enforcing the law
Hammer time
GroupsAesir Gods
Musclemen of Asgard
Sons of Odin
Asgard’s Most Powerful Players
VIPs of Asgard
Marvel Comic Heroes

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