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Donar Odinson, also known as Thor, was one of the Old Gods and son of Odin.


Donar, also known as Thor, was the son of Odin and God of Thunder in Norse Mythology. Long blonde hair, a ginger beard and muscles for days, the strongman is the star attraction at Grimnir’s Regius Theatre in 1934.

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As said in Nordic mythology, Donar was the strongest of all of the Aesir - in the television series, he is shown to have an enormous physical strength far superior to that of any human being, lifting great amounts of weight, and able to break objects with his bare hands. It seems his strength is related to the amount of worship he receives - indeed, after gaining a new fame as an Olympic sportsman, Donar is able to break in two the very powerful spear of Odin, Gungnir.

As the god of thunder and lightning, Donar can manipulate the weather to create storms - in Donar the Great, his anger at his father causes rain and thunder.

Significance in series[]

"Donar the Great"[]

Committed suicide in Philadelphia in 1942.

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Chapter Thirteen[]

Mr. Wednesday's son, Thor, is only briefly mentioned as having killed himself in Philadelphia in 1932.

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Notes and trivia[]

  • Thor is a Norse God of thunder, lightning, storms, hallowing, strength, protection, fertility, war, oaths and oak trees
  • Alviss, a dwarf from Norse mythology, was promised to marry Thor's daughter but Thor tricked him and caused him to turn to stone.
  • The weekday names in English are derived from Germanic interpretation of Latin and including Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old English, Old Dutch, Old Irish, Old High and Middle Low German names for gods in Germanic/Scandinavian mythology.
    • Thursday is named for Thor, or Thunor.
    • The other days of the week are Tyr, or Tiw for Tuesday, Odin or Woden, is for Wednesday, Frigg for Friday, and Saturn the Roman god representing Saturday while Sunday and Monday are named after the Sun and Moon.
  • In the novel, Thor committed suicide in 1932, while in the series, he committed suicide in 1942.