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Is Odin brother of Loki?

How are Odin and Loki related? In some places I read that they're siblings, in the movie it's father and son I think
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What is the relationship between Thor and storms?

We all know Þórr means thunder and that Mjǫllnir may possibly mean lightning, however, in all the texts I've read, there isn't a single mention (or at least not a relevant one) of a connection between ...
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Thor and Bifröst

Forgive my profound ignorance, as I am a rather new learner to Norse mythology. Please correct me if my recounts are in error. From what I understand, Thor does not accompany the gods who travel ...
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What kind of offerings did worshipers make to Thor?

I'm currently playing a role-playing game as a cleric that worships a god of storms and I'm researching what kinds of offerings that god would likely accept. What examples are there of the kinds of ...
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Does Thor use an axe and/or sword in the Myths?

I know Marvel's Thor uses an axe (Jarnbjorn) and sword (Odinsword) in the comics, but an acquaintance of mine insists that the Thor of the norse Mythology also used them. I couldn't find any source ...
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What is the story behind Thor wearing a wedding dress to get Mjölnir back?

I often hear of a story of Loki taking Mjölnir away from Thor and selling it to giants. Thor then gets angry and makes Loki join him in wearing wedding dresses to enter the giants place unnoticed to ...
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Who made Mjölnir?

The God Thor, in many stories I have been exposed to, has a hammer called Mjölnir that provides superpowers. In some versions of stories the powers are stronger then a God alone. Where did Mjölnir ...
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Is Odin Thor's father?

Before you automatically downvote this question, I highly suggest reading this article: Thor vs. Odin. The article background covers the relationship of Thor and Odin, and reveals that things are not ...
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Does Thor's strength confer a degree of physical invulnerability?

Full disclosure, this question relates to the Marvel Comics conception of Thor going mano a mano with the Incredible Hulk, and taking some pretty big hits, including repeated hulkian punches to the ...
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Why is Thor's chariot pulled by goats?

It seems like a weird choice for a draft animal.
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Can Thor fly in Norse mythology?

In the Marvel Universe, flight is one of Thor's powers. (It's been a veeeeeeeery long time since I read the comics, but in the recent films he flies by holding onto Mjolnir's strap or handle, and is ...
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What is the source of the fable of Thor’s attempt to drink up a small spring?

Moncure D. Conway references the tale in passing in the introduction to his “Demonology and Devil-lore”: The fable of Thor’s attempt to drink up a small spring, and his failure because it was fed ...
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How did Sindri and Brokkr win the bet with Loki, when Mjölnir is clearly faulty?

I understand that the brothers endured a lot of tough challenges, especially from Loki (who tried to disturb them in the form of a fly). But still, Mjölnir is clearly faulty, which is supported by ...
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Is Mjolnir actually capable of flying back into Thor's hand like a boomerang after being thrown?

This is something Marvel's Thor does all the time: So I was wondering: Has Thor/Mjolnir ever done anything like this in actual Norse mythology?