Thor is the Norse god of thunder and justice, the son of Odin, and nephew of Loki, one of many deities that the Vikings believe in. As the friendliest of the powerful gods, he is also the one most often prayed to. Throughout the series and franchise, he is also invoked by such phrases as, 'Oh My Thor!', 'For Thor's sake!' and 'What The Thor was that for!'
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The Vikings have a great celebration on Thor's day Thursday.
Vikings like Hiccup and his friends use "Thor is angry" as another way to say, "It's raining."
|“||MY NAME IS THOR THE THUNDERER, ANCIENT GOD OF THE VIKING TRIBES!||”|
|— Hiccup speaking in Latin|
At the climax of the book, Hiccup screams a challenge at the sky, which Thor seemingly answers, striking Hiccup's enemy dead with a lightning bolt. But then again, maybe that's just what happens when you stand on top of a ship's mast waving around an axe in a lightning storm.
Thor appears in Gobber's flashback, when Gobber is stuck at the Boneknapper's feet, after Gobber yelled, "HELP!". Thor appears and throws a mighty thunderbolt to the Earth, summoning the Hammerhead Yak and The Hammerhead Whale to help Gobber against the Boneknapper. Needless to say, Gobber's testimony of this is somewhat dubious.
Stoick's first dragon, Thornado, is named after this god.
When a lightning storm ravages around Berk. Gobber states that Thor must be angry, and the only other time he can remember a lightning storm in Berk is during the time of Jorgern Barnstat. Stoick explains to Hiccup that he was a drifter and a thief who stole from the elderly. When he was fixing the mast of his ship to make his escape from Berk, Thor punished him by striking a thunderbolt right through his helmet. The lightning ended up setting the entire fleet of Berk in fire. And so, the villagers shipped Barnstat off the island and no one has heard a word about him since.
To appease the god, the teens come up with a plan to construct a magnificent statue of Thor himself, and place it in front of the Great Hall in a place of high honor. But when the lightning strikes don't stop, Mildew and the villagers believe Thor is punishing them for harboring a Night Fury, and blame Toothless. Their theory even appears to be proven when a lightning strike hits Toothless' prosthetic tail and burns it up
Later, however, it is revealed that metal was the cause of the lightning. Which led the villagers to believe Thor was actually angry at the metal. The statue was then taken to Mildew's farm, where the lightning bounced off the statue and struck Mildew.
When Snotlout thinks he's about to die, he trains Gustav to be his replacement, and gives him a blessing as such, stating "Go with Thor, little man, for He will watch over you... with lightning bolts. And a giant hammer."
When islands started to disappear, Fishlegs gives his theory about why the Islands are disappearing he said the it might be Thor's rage, or Odin's rage.
|“||Thor is angry. [src]||”|
|— Novices of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe when it rains.|
|“||Beard of Thor, What is that?! [src]||”|
|— Gobber when he sees the Red Death,|
|“||Wait for it . . . [src]||”|
- One of the islands in the Barbaric Archipelago is called Thor Rock Island.
- Contrary to popular belief, Thor is not the brother of Loki. This is only relative to Marvel Comics.
- "Thor" (or to use the Norse spelling, "Þórr") is literally the Old Norse word for "thunder."
- The How to Train Your Dragon version of Thor differs from the original mythological version in having blond rather than red hair and beard. This was probably due to the influence of Marvel Comics.
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|Aegir • Aurvandil • Baldur • Fafnir • Freya • Heimdall • Loki • Magni • Mitras • Od • Odin • Snotra • Surtur • Thor • Valkyries|