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Thor, also known as Donar or Thunor, is the Norse and Germanic god of  thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility.

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Thor's father was Odin, chief of the Aesir-gods, and his mother was Jörð, a goddess who personified the earth. He was the brother of BaldrHöðrVidarVáliBragi and Tyr. His was the husband of the goddess Sif, and he was the father of the gods Móði and Magni and stepfather to Ullr.

Physically he was described as a large man with red hair and beard, and he notably carried the hammer Mjölnir as his primary weapon. He also wore the belt Megingjörð and the gloves Járngreipr. Thor was described traveling the realm of men in a chariot pullet by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, who could be killed for food, but also reborn if the bones were left in tact.

The god developed an intense hatred for the Jötunn, seeking to destroy as many of the giants as possible. He also formed a rivalry with the Jörmungandr, the world serpent and a son of Loki, whom he would face during the Ragarök, which would kill both.

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