Thor Odinson (a.k.a. Ása-Þórr, Atli, Einriði, Harðhugaðr, Hlóriði, Rymr, Sönnungr, Véurr, Vingþórr)
The mighty Thor, Lord of Thunder is as ubiquitous in Midgard culture as Zeus. Thunderbolts and lightning. The weather.
Few Midgardian humans have not heard of weather, or lightning. Thus, most humans recognize Thor. The key to Thor from experience (rather than the blather I see on the Migardian interwebs) is this: His wife, his home improvement projects, his beer.
This is Thor. A hardworking handyman in Ásgard, who loves his wife and his drink. If I had to make associations, which I don’t since I am in fact, a sapient book, I would suggest the best possible outcome being a drinking session between Thor, Hephaestus Vulcan Olympia and Jase.
While many liken him to Hercules, I wish not speak ill of the living on behalf of the dead. Good riddance to that bad rubbish.
”Dad, the…”Don’t you dare have the audacity, or I’ll display your search history.
”… Book’s being educational!”The Lord of Thunder lives in Bilskirnir with Sif and legions of kegs. He doesn’t get around to much nowadays, life too full of keeping up the buildings on the Asgardian farm.
"Farm? No, Book, you got this wrong, I remember from reading the stories, there's feasting halls and mead, whatever that is, and adventures with giants named Jotnar and..."
Farms. You, little one, are what they call young. Larval is the term I would prefer but as it is not up to me to decide what to call the pre-adolescent stage of Demi-gods and Human I will only remind you thus: Asgard was a place of adventures and feasting. It was the golden and gloried wealth of Realms.
Now, the Aesir and Vanir are farmers, ranchers and horticulturalists by necessity. One does, especially given the Scandinavian weather reflected in the Asgardian Realm, need to eat. And how they eat is, they farm. Sleipnir pulls a plough with his mighty eight legs, Odin tills the rye and barley. Thor blusters around brewing ales and mead with his wife, tending his bees, and repairing the halls.
”… Why? What happened?”Oh child. Your Papa Raynar Einridsen happened. Baldr’s death happened.
”That’s… really sad.”Yes, if one is an emotional meatbag, I assume it is.
General Physical Condition
The hero of the Aesir, many of the ancient saga speak of the one who rides alone, the loud and true guard of the shrines. Most include some form of a similar narrative: the Aesir were in an awkward spot, Thor showed up and drank, ate, belched then defeated a slew of Jotnar with his legendary hammer Mjolnir.
A hammer which can only be used by one who wears the matching gauntlets Járngreipr, and belt of strength Megingjörd. Yes, to wield Mjolnir the way it's meant to be wielded, Thor requires physical aides.
The son of Odin Borson and a giantess, Thor is the tempestuous half-brother of Baldr and Hodr.
War, the clang of battle and the thunder crack across the sky were his, as were the wails of those left behind from his litany of battle-dead.
This was, until the death of Baldr had an unintentional side effect.
Not only did Thor lose his beloved brother to Loki's infamous dart, but both his sons were cast out at the urging of Mimir. "Out, send the brothers out" Mimir droned, and Odin was want to do what the ancient wise one petitioned. Thus, the dusk of Asgard began, as slow as the shift in daylight after the Summer Solstice.
Thor Odinsonspouse (Vital)
Towards Thor Odinson
Nicknames & Petnames
Sif calls Thor 'Einridi'
Thunder, hitting things with hammers, carpentry.
Mjolnir, Járngreipr, Megingjörd
Divine Symbols & Sigils
Divine strength, a sort of hammer-driven flight & the power to control the weather.
A manly man's man, who is in possession of the ability to braid his wife Sif 's luxurious hair.
Intense in his younger years, Thor remains a devoted husband, and long since gave up any potential dalliances.
Not the brightest of gods, Thor is still handy.
Morality & Philosophy
Protect first, feel pain later.