- Scandinavian Mythology. the god of thunder, rain, and farming, represented as riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding the hammer Mjolnir: the defender of the Aesir, destined to kill and be killed by the Midgard Serpent.
- a medium-range U.S. Air Force ballistic missile developed in the early 1950s and powered by a single liquid-propellant rocket engine.
- a male given name.
Origin of Thor
Examples from the Web for thor
Contemporary Examples of thor
The move came one day after the comic book company introduced a female Thor.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World
August 7, 2014
Don Payne, whose work on The Simpsons started in Season 14, went on to write the scripts for both Thor and Thor: The Dark World.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!
July 24, 2014
And instead of choosing to drop the Thor bombshell at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, Marvel revealed the change on The View.
And when Thor Odinson is deemed unworthy, his hammer (and the Thor title, it seems) will pass on to an unnamed woman.
At 8:38 a.m. ET this morning, Thor—excuse me, Chris Hemsworth—stepped to the podium to announce the 2014 Oscar nominations.13 Oscar Nomination Shockers: Oprah, Tom Hanks, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ and More
January 16, 2014
Historical Examples of thor
The God of Fire explained everything, for Thor would not speak.
It may be she did not know of the lost hammer or she would have saved Thor his long journey.
Now, do you see that Thor's day comes when Woden's day goes?
Thor caught two whales and carried them to the giant's house, as he had promised.
Baldur, the youngest brother of Thor, was called The Beautiful.
- Norse myth the god of thunder, depicted as wielding a hammer, emblematic of the thunderbolt
Word Origin for Thor
Word Origin and History for thor
Odin's eldest son, strongest of the gods though not the wisest, c.1020, from Old Norse Þorr, literally "thunder," from *þunroz, related to Old English þunor (see thunder).
The god of thunder in Norse mythology. He wielded a hammer.