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Mjolnir

MJOLNIR, THE HAMMER OF THOR By Thorskegga Thorn In the Norse pantheon Thor is a warrior god who defends the world from natural and spiritual disaster, represented in the myths by armies of giants, trolls and monsters. His only weapon is a hammer or axe that is seen on earth as lightning. Thor is often […]

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Thunder 2

THUNDER- ISSUE 2, SPRING 1997 (UK Version) Greetings Welcome to the second issue of Thunder, the journal dedicated to the thunder gods of Northern Europe. Well, well another equinox already, and for what it’s worth Spring this year started on a Thursday. This journal is the joint venture two organisations from opposite sides of the […]

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THE CULT OF THOR, THEN AND NOW

THORSKEGGA THORN It is my personal belief that the old Norse religion was a conglomeration of a number of faiths and cultures which could stand alone independently from the main pantheon. The most obvious of these sub-faiths is the Vanir cult, with the tales of battles between the gods mirroring a clash of two similar […]

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The Thor File

The Family of Thor (From the Norse Eddas) Father: Odin – god of battle and magicians Mother: Jord – the earth mother Wife: Sif – the golden-haired goddess. Children: Modi, Magni, and Thrud Thor’s Role in the Cosmos Thor controls the weather, both fair and stormy, his weapon is the thunderbolt which is described as […]