Origin of the name THORR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name THORR.
Old Norse name meaning "thunder."
THORR. The English Thursday
is a later form, in which the phonetic rule of the Scandinavian tongue
has been followed. The god of thunder, keeper of the hammer, the
ever-fighting slayer of trolls and destroyer of evil spirits, the friend
of mankind, the defender of the earth, the heavens and the gods; for
without Thor and his hammer
the earth would become the helpless prey of the giants. He was the
consecrator, the hammer being the cross or holy sign of the ancient
heathen. Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn (mother earth); he
was blunt, hot-tempered, without fraud or guile, of few words but of
ready stroke—such was Thor, the favorite deity of our
forefathers. The finest legends of the Younger Edda and the best
lays of the Elder Edda refer to Thor. His hall is Bilskirner.
He slays Thjasse, Thrym, Hrungner, and other giants. In Ragnarok
he slays the Midgard-serpent, but falls after retreating nine paces,
poisoned by the serpent's breath. Thor. (Teutonic
Mythology, Rydberg-Anderson, v.3, 1907)