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THOR TRIVIA

1) What is the name of Thor's enchanted hammer?


Mjölnir (literally "that which smashes") is depicted in Norse mythology as a fearsome weapon, capable of leveling mountains.

2) Who is Thor's father?


One of the most complex and enigmatic characters in Norse mythology, Odin is the one-eyed God of war and death, as well as wisdom and poetry. He is often accompanied by his animal companions--the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn, who bring him information from all over Midgard

3) In Norse mythology, what event was foretold to result in the death of Thor?


Ragnarök is an important event in Norse mythology, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory throughout the history of Germanic studies. The event is attested primarily in the Poetic Edda and foretells the death not only of Thor, but also of Odin, Tyr, Freyr, Heimdall, and Loki.

4) Which of Thor's comrades is the son of nine mothers?


In Norse mythology, the Nine Mothers of Heimdall are nine sisters who gave birth to the god Heimdall, the all-seeing and all-hearing guardian sentry of Asgard who keeps watch for the onset of Ragnarök.

5) Who was the first Marvel character outside of the Norse pantheon to be deemed worthy to wield Thor's hammer?


After an initial rivalry for possession of Mjölnir, the alien warrior Beta Ray Bill was granted a war hammer of his own, called Stormbreaker.

6) What is responsible for Thor's immortality?


Like all Asgardians, Thor is incredibly long-lived and relies upon periodic consumption of the Golden Apples of Idunn to sustain his extended lifespan, which to date has lasted many millennia.

7) What animals pull Thor's chariot?


Thor has a chariot drawn by two huge mystical goats called Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder that can fly nearly anywhere he desires.

8) What part of Thor's costume is enchanted?


In Norse mythology, Megingjord is Thor's enchanted Belt of Strength. When worn, the belt doubles Thor's already legendary strength.

9) What is the name of Thor's mortal love interest?


Jane Foster first appeared in Journey into Mystery #84 as a nurse employed by Dr. Donald Blake, Thor's first mortal host.

10) Thor was a founding member of what superhero team?


Thor appeared in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963) as a founding member of the team. He has appeared in every subsequent volume of the series.

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