Thor is ancient Norse mythology’s god of thunder and strength. He wields the mighty hammer known as Mjollnir. It is said that when he strikes something or someone with his hammer, thunder rings out across the sky, and when he hurls it we see it as lightning. Thor is considered to be the strongest of the Norse gods, stronger even than Odin, the leader of the gods. Thor is also quick to anger and very dangerous in combat. Thursday is named after Thor, coming from “Thor’s day”.