Tag Archives: viking

Some thoughts on the possible origin and meaning of the Norse god Thor

Thor has always been an interesting god to me.  His wielding the hammer mjollner and throwing it at frost-giants have always interested me.  His great hatred of frost-giants is one of his dominant traits, which makes me wonder:  what, exactly, does all this mean?  … Continue reading

Posted in Historical stuff, Religion and religious stuff, Vikings - Odin, Thor, the Norse, and such | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some thoughts on the Norwegian Stave Church and Thor

(Stave Church at Borgund, Norway) I have always loved the Norwegian Stave Church.  I first saw one in the 80’s at Rapid City, South Dakota, in the US, called ‘the chapel in the hills’.  It is a replica of the Borgund Stave Church … Continue reading

Posted in Historical stuff, Vikings - Odin, Thor, the Norse, and such | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment