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Mythological posters - ÞÓR

In Norse mythology, Thor (Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, light...
In Norse mythology, Thor (Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility, The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar (runic þonar), stemming from a Common Germanic *Þunraz (meaning 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 the regions of Germania to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period. He had high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjölnir, were worn and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore thoughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day" from Old English Thunresdæg, "Thunor's day") bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today. Original print by Icelandic artist, Haukur Halldorsson. Size: 40x50cm

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