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Thor God of Thunder by GENZOMAN Thor God of Thunder by GENZOMAN
Hi guys! a very old pic of Thor :)
It jumps today from an old disk and there is a couple of people asking for him, so there is... I been a little sick the last days, so sry if I didnt reply coments or e-mails. My apologies :)

Bamboo/PSCS/7hours/Music: Thor - Therion…

Let´s wikiattack!

Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility, healing, and the protection of mankind. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German Donar, from a Common Germanic *Þunraz "thunder".

Ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his extreme popularity during the Viking Age, where, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjöllnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagans personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his flourishing popularity. After the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referenced in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today.

In Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, numerous tales and information about Thor is provided. In these sources, Thor bears at least fourteen names, is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, is the lover of the jötunn Járnsaxa, and is described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded. With Sif, Thor fathered the goddess (and possible valkyrie) Þrúðr; with Járnsaxa, he fathered Magni; with a mother whose name is not recorded, he fathered Móði, and he is the stepfather of the god Ullr. The same sources list Thor as the son of the god Odin and the personified earth, Fjörgyn, and by way of Odin, Thor has numerous brothers. Thor has two servants, Þjálfi and Röskva, rides in a chariot led by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (that he eats and resurrects), and is ascribed three dwellings (Bilskirnir, Þrúðheimr, and Þrúðvangr). Thor wields the mountain-crushing hammer, Mjöllnir, wears the belt Megingjörð and the iron gloves Járngreipr, and owns the staff Gríðarvölr. Thor's exploits, including his relentless slaughter of his foes and fierce battles with the monstrous serpent Jörmungandr—and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarök—are recorded throughout sources for Norse mythology.
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eikenfan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist
i like how you strayed from the marvel design .
looks good man
Nordmann79 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pretty cool. But if you wanted to go with the Norse Mythological Thor, his hair is red. Only in the Marvel comic's version of Thor his hair is blond.
Ekjk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
O.O so cool
MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You should go to work for MARVEL, this Thor design is epic.
thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
waxishi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Awesome if this was thors vu (visual update) in SMITE I don't care how many times I die i would still play him.

Also I've never heard of Thor having a staff nice to know that
DamionS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
thunderstruck would be such a good song to go with this
DeAssumpcaostudio Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
out of sight!:D (Big Grin)
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