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Origin and Meaning
Þórr is the name of a Norse god, the personification of thunder, see ÞOR (name element)    
For variant forms see Tor, Þórir
For female forms see Þóra
For combinations see ÞOR (name element)
Þórr belongs to the Æsir and is the god of thunder and battle. He is the defender of gods and men alike against the forces threatening Utgarð, especially against the giants and Miðgarðsormr.
His parents are Óðinn and Jǫrð. Baldr is his brother. Þórr is also said to be the foster son of Hlóra.
His wife is Sif, and he lives in Þrúðheimr or Þrúðvangr in the hall Bilskírnir.
He is imagined as being big in stature and strong with a red beard and a fierce look, but he is also depicted as being gullible to the point of simple-mindedness. He is a man with a voracious appetite for both food and drink.
- His strength-giving belt
- His chariot drawn by the goats Tanngrísnir and Tanngnjóstr
- His hammer Mjǫllnir (also called þrúðhamarr = 'hammer of strength')
- His iron gauntlet
- His staff Gríðarvǫlr from the giantess Gríðr
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- ↑ Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
- ↑ Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
- ↑ Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
- ↑ Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
- ↑ Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi