Study Guide


  • Profile

    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




    Thunderer, Smasher, Thunder God, Donar (Old High German), Thunor (Old English)



    Current city


    Work & Education


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



    Political views

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

    Family & Friends (& Enemies)


    Odin, king of the gods (father)
    Jord, the earth-goddess (mother)


    I have four half-brothers: Balder, Hod, Hermod, and Vidar


    With Sif: I have a stepson, Ull, and a daughter, Thrud
    With Jarnsaxa: I have two sons, Magni and Modi


    Thialfi (messenger and bondservant)
    Loki (frenemy)


    All 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)


    Relationship status

    Married to Sif, fertility goddess (bow-chica-bow-wow)
    It’s complicated with the giantess Jarnsaxa

    Interested in



    "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


    Iron 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
    The Road


    Heavy metal
    MC Hammer
    Tom Petty
    Jimi Hendrix
    Pink Floyd
    Any Punk Rock
    Sometimes a little Frank Sinatra is nice


    Lord of the Rings
    Pumping Iron

    Activities & Interests


    My hammer, Mjollnir
    My magical iron gloves, the Jarngreipr
    My girdle of might, the Megingjarpr
    My chariot and goats
    My crib, Thrudvangar (which has 540 rooms)
    Monster Milk


    Aesir Gods
    Musclemen of Asgard
    Sons of Odin
    Asgard’s Most Powerful Players
    VIPs of Asgard
    Marvel Comic Heroes

  • Spotter's Guide

    You won't have any trouble finding Thor. He’s usually chilling with the other gods at the roots of the giant ash tree, Yggdrasil, passing judgments and stuff. If he’s not there, just be on the lookout for the seriously ripped guy with a big hammer and piercing eyes that shoot sparks.

    Physical Description

    Sex: Male
    Age: 20s or 30s
    Build: Very muscular
    Complexion: Pale
    Hair color: Red or blond
    Facial hair: He often has a full beard, though he is sometimes clean-shaven
    Scars/marks/tattoos: None
    Jewelry and accessories: A girdle of might, magical iron gloves
    Clothing: It varies, though sometimes he's dressed in drag
    Armor: None
    Type of weapon: Mjollnir, his magical hammer that never misses its mark

    Typical Companions

    • Loki
    • Jotuns (giants)
    • Jormungand, a giant snake with venomous fangs
    • His wife, Sif

    Other Notes

    Known hangouts: As the guardian of Asgard, Thor is never long in one place. He is known to spend time by the giant ash tree, Yggdrasil, and his huge mansion, Thrudvangar. He also ventures into Jotunheim to fight giants.

    Escape vehicle: A giant chariot pulled by two goats (the wheels cause thunder and lightning).

  • Sightings

    Dec 20, 1962

    Marvel Comics

    Thor stars in his own Marvel comic book series called – you guessed it – Thor.

    Dec 20, 1987

    Adventures in Babysitting

    Thor began his Hollywood career by making a small appearance as a grumpy car mechanic. Watch his scene here.

    Dec 20, 2019

    How To Train Your Dragon

    This movie, being about Vikings, naturally mentions Thor a few times.

    Dec 20, 2019


    Thor returned to Hollywood to star in this summer blockbuster, based on the Marvel comics.

    Dec 20, 2019

    Thor: God of Thunder

    In this Sega game, based on the 2011 film, you can be Thor and battle frost-giants with your trusty hammer.

    Dec 20, 2019

    The Avengers

    In this movie, Thor and his superhero friends, including Captain American and Iron Man, band together to form the Avengers.