Who is the son of Thor

Thor - god of thunder

Thor (north. Thor, Thórr, alt. Thunar, Angels. Thunor, south German. Donar or Donner; Wingthor, north "Donerer") is god of thunder, thunderstorms, weather, protection and fertility and for gods as well as humans. He is the protector from the giants Jötunn.

Thor is the strongest of the Germanic gods and the fighter of the giants. He has the most powerful weapon ever. The hammer Mjöllnir ("Crusher"), with which he can smash everything that comes before his eyes. If he throws the hammer, it never misses its target and always returns in Thor's hand. This wonder weapon was divorced from one piece of iron by the dwarves Sindri and Brokkr. The forging was the result of a wager Loki made. The hammer has one disadvantage, because Brokkr let go of the bellows briefly during forging to wipe a fly off his face, the shaft (handle) has become quite short.

Other gems are on the one hand the power belt Megingjadar, which gave him additional strength.
On the other hand, he wore the iron gloves Jarngreipr, which was also created by the dwarves Brokkr and Sindri. It is said that Thor could only control the Mjöllnir with these iron gloves.

Thor is the son of Odin and the Jörd, the divinely personified earth. His brother is thus among other things the god Baldr. He is also considered the son of the earth Fjörgyn and Odin. He is husband of Sif, with her he is father of Thrudr and Lorride and stepfather of Ull.

Thor was a stubborn child, so he was raised by the lightning spirits Vingir Hlora, because his mother was not up to him.

Thor's sons are also the brothers Magni and Modi (strength and courage), whom he has with the giantess Jarnsaxa. The two will survive him and inherit his hammer Mjöllnir after Ragnarök.

His abode in Asgard is called Thrudvangar ("Land of Strength", "Field of Thrud", Thrudwanger, Thrudheim (Edda, Grimnirlied, 4), named after the earth goddess Thrudr, who is named as his daughter. In this Thrudheim stands the god's palace (Bilskirnir).

Thor wades daily through the rivers Körmt and Örmt as well as the two guys eyes (?) In order to make his judgments far from his residence near Yggdrasil. He chooses this path because the rainbow (Bifröst) burns in heat (Grimnismal 29).

In almost all myths about Thor his incredible power is portrayed and Mjöllnir is always the prerequisite for Thor's victory. Thor's figure is reminiscent of a giant. He is strong as a bear and huge. So big that Loki used to cling to Thor's belt when traveling. Loki accompanied him on many trips.

Thor is at constant war with the giants.

In battle, Thor defeated the giants Geirröd, Hrungnir, Hymir, Skrymir, Thrivaldi, Thjazi and Thrymr, among others.

In a song in the Edda, Thor also outwits Dvergr Alwis, who was wooing his daughter's hand. When Thor starts his competition with him, he introduces himself to him as Wingthor, son of Sidgrani (Alwislied 6). Such aliases are often used by Odin, Sigurd hid his real name when he put the fatal blow on Fafner. The idea is that knowing the name gives power over its bearer (cf. exorcism, incantation, names).

Two goats, Tanngnjostr and Tanngrisnir ("teeth crackling" and teeth grinding "), pull Thor's heavenly chariot.

Thor is destined to kill Loki's son Jörmungandr (Midgard Serpent) with his hammer Mjöllnir. But he too will have to lose his life because of its poison.

Thor is one of the most important sir. Although Odin is mostly seen as the head of the sir, it is only Thor, for whom Loki finally shows respect in his quarrels. After he has mocked all Aesir including Odin, Thor appears. He threatens the mocker with the dreaded Mjöllnir, so that Loki tries to run away to be on the safe side:

57 Thor
Keep quiet, poor wretch!
You shall use my hammer
Mjöllnir, close your mouth!
I hit the head
off your neck
your life is lost then.

58-63 ...
(Loki mocks him and Thor repeats his threat three times)

64 Loki
I spoke before the sir
spoke before the sons of Asen,
what pleases my heart;
only in front of you
I want to withdraw
because I think you hit it.
Edda, Lokasenna

 

Thor's drinking ability is legendary, sung about in a student song:

2. Then he called out hotly from the trip and Strauss: Now let me take a sip! And drank half the ocean, the giants to the horror.
3. O father Thor, we praise you, look to your children! Here Germania's thirst for battle burns, Germania's thirst no less.
4. Yet we are mortal, and holy is the water. The oceans are for gods only, we are not that feast.
5. Give a good year and good wine! Then your fame should increase, we will cut everything short and sweet, Allfather, in your honor.


Source: General German Kommersbuch. Originally published with musical editing by Friedrich Silcher and Friedrich Erk.
100th edition 1914, Moritz Schauenburg, Lahr. P. 384, no. 418

 

He was especially revered by the peasants. They didn't care much for the warriors of the Vikings and their god of war Odin. They preferred to worship the honest, powerful, and uncomplicated Thor. In Iceland and Norway in particular, Thor's power was greater than Odin's. The Thor cult there far exceeded the Odin cult!

After its Germanic name Donar, Thursday is named donarestag (ahd. "Day of Donar"; English Thursday; Danish and Swedish Torsdag) after the gate.
His religion, which is faithful to asentia outside of Germany, has been remembered even more recently (Asatru, particularly widespread in Iceland): The chemical element thorium is named after Thor.

Through contact between the Roman and the Germanic culture, Thor was equated with Jupiter, who, like the Greek Zeus, hurls lightning and thunder (wedges).
The Christians liked to see him as a dumb devil.

Ever since his fight against the Hrungnir, the Thor had a piece of a stone thrown by this giant stuck in his forehead, which even the Groa could not remove. The same thing happened to the legendary hero Dietrich von Bern, who was wounded with an arrow and a piece of it got stuck in his forehead after the operation. Jakob GRIMM, who suspected that such a "horned" Thor was represented accordingly, found in it a similarity to the equally horned or ram Jupiter-Ammon (Deut. Mythol., I., p. 309).

Donar was also equated with the Greek hero Heracles, his weapon then being a huge club instead of a hammer.

There are also many legends about Thor. You can find some of these stories here.