Thor is the Norse God of Storms and Strength, the son of Odin and generally one of the most important figures in the Nordic pantheon - certainly their most famous and recognizable mythological figure to the average person (which actually means nothing has changed for hundreds of years, as historians are pretty sure he was also the most popular god among the Norse when they were actively worshipping him anyway). He has been a recurring deity in many editions of Dungeons & Dragons, but is also relevant to those interested in superhero RPGs like Mutants & Masterminds, as he was adapted into a comic book superhero by Marvel Comics - which means he also has a direct RPG conversion, due to the Marvel Super Heroes RPG. Also of interest is the fact that Thor was originally depicted as red-haired, including the beard; the popularity of his Marvel incarnation gave rise to a notable increase in blonde depictions outside the MCU.
Historical Fantasy Thor
|Aliases||God of Thunder, Guardian of Asgard|
|Divine Rank||2E: Intermediate God
3E: Greater God
|Portfolio||Storms, Thunder, War|
|Domains||3E: Chaos, Good, Protection, Strength, War, Weather
5E: Tempest, War
|Home Plane||Asgard (Ysgard)|
|Favoured Weapon||Mjolnir (Warhammer)|
In Dungeons and Dragons, Thor is venerated by the sea-dwelling omm-wa as Dugong. The primitive Neathar tribes depict him in the fur-skins of their warriors and refer him as Donar, and the Antalian tribes and Icevale elves also use that same name. The Robrenn worship him as Tuatis.
He is the state deity of the kingdom of Ostland.
Characters who worship Thor tend to value physical strength and endurance against difficulty, and especially defeating an enemy without any assistance. They also believe that violence is a necessary aspect of life, like the storms in the sky. His worshippers are not just warriors, but also commoners, especially among dwarves and half-orcs. His worshippers are more courageous, but also more reckless and less cautious.
Half-orcs, hated in many societies, tend to become more welcome as clergy of Thor. They and many other priests always wear armour.
|Aliases||Donar, the General, the Thunderer, Tuatis|
|Divine Rank||Eternal Immortal|
|Portfolio||Bravery, courage, warriors|
|Domains||Energy, Good, Strength, War, Courage|
Thor was originally Donar, a warrior and chieftain of the Antalian Tribes, who sought Immortality after being inspired by Wotan. After numerous battles against evil wizards and giants that would become legendary among the people of the Northern Reaches, he ascended to Immortality in the Sphere of Energy, being sponsored by Ixion.
Thor appears as a red-headed and bearded, huge warrior, wearing the armor like that worn in the Northern Reaches, a metal bet and gloves, and carrying a huge warhammer.
Thor is cheerful and reckless, prone to sudden bursts of anger but loyal and friendly to his allies. He demands that his followers follow a strict code of honor and courage. His allies are Frey, Freyja, and Odin, to whom he serves as chief warrior. His only enemy is Loki, with the two having long history of feuds.
In the Midgard setting, Thor is basically a straight-up copy of your Historical Fantasy Thor in most details. There are a few unusual tweaks - for example, he was the creator of the dwarf race, but destroyed their homeland in a jealous rage when they began worshipping the smith-god Volund over himself - but generally if you know the general gist of Thor, then you know Thor as he's worshipped in the Northlands of Midgard.
If you head down towards the Crossroads region, however, there's another god called Perun who is very similar (and takes his name from the Slavic god, who was basically Thor if Thor was the chief god). Everybody knows he and Thor are connected somehow, as is the more southerly war god Mavros, but the argument is over whether they are brothers, masks (alternative identities), or some combination of the two. Perun has a few more unique traits - for example, the nation of Perunalia is a nation of Amazons founded by a demigoddess daughter of Perun's.
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In the Marvel multiverse, Thor is the son of Odin, the king of the Asgardian gods, and Gaea, the goddess of earth. He fights many foes both in the mystical realms beyond Earth and upon Earth itself, and was a founding member of the Avengers.