American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English þunor.
Thor Sentence Examples
The Varangian god Perun was probably Thor himself under a Slavonic name (Russian perun, "thunderbolt").
Human sacrifices to Thor and the other gods are not often mentioned.
The name thoria (after the Scandinavian god Thor) was first given in 1815 by Berzelius to a supposed new earth which he had extracted from several rare Swedish minerals.
In the German mythology the army of darkness is led by Hel, the personification of twilight, sunk to the goddess who enchains the dead and terrifies the living, and Loki, originally the god of fire, but afterwards "looked upon as the father of the evil powers, who strips the goddess of earth of her adornments, who robs Thor of his fertilizing hammer, and causes the death of Balder the beneficent sun."