Thor: Viking God of Thunder by Graeme DavisIn the stories of the ancient Vikings, Thor is a warrior without equal, who wields his mighty hammer in battles against trolls, giants, and dragons. He is the god of storms and thunder, who rides to war in a chariot pulled by goats, and who is fated to fall in battle with the Midgard Serpent during Ragnarok, the end of all things. This book collects the greatest myths and legends of the thunder god, while also explaining their historical context and their place in the greater Norse mythology. It also covers the history of Thor as a legendary figure, how he was viewed by different cultures from the Romans to the Nazis, and how he endures today as a popular heroic figure.
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Myths and Legends from Around the World
Ancient Origins has been quoted by:. By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. Skip to main content. The Vikings used many symbols in accordance to Norse mythology. Such symbols were widely used in Viking society and they represented elements of their beliefs and myths.
Myths and Ledgends From Around the World is a book written by Anneka Sunden , detailing much of the history and legends of various mythologies from around the world including the Norse Mythology and the tales of the Asgardians that inspired them. Erik Selvig decided to read through the book, due to Thor reminding him of the stories he heard as a child. The myth of the Bifrost explained that the Asgardians built it in order to keep the Frost Giants and Trolls from attacking Asgard. The myth also explained that Odin chose Heimdall to watch over the Bifrost because he could warn the other gods in case there was an invasion. When other tribes replaced the name Jupiter with Thor, Thorsdaeg, or in Hnglish Thursday, became the name of the 5th day of the week.