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Everybody can imagine how frightened the farmer became as he watched Thor’s eyebrows sink down low over his eyes. The small part of Thor’s eyes that was visible was a sight that alone could have killed. Thor’s hands clenched the shaft of the hammer until his knuckles whitened.
— The Prose Edda

Thor (from Old Norse: Þórr, known in Old High German as Donar) is the hammer-wielding Germanic god of lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of mankind, hallowing, and fertility. He's the son of Odin, husband of Sif, and lover of Járnsaxa, and the father of Magni, Modi, Thrud, and Ullr. He often travels through Jötunheim in search of combat and excitement, picking fights with the Aesir's enemies. Thor is ultimately fated to die in Ragnarök, during which he will slay the serpent Jörmungandr but ultimately succumb to its poison.

Possessing great strength, Thor is seen as the main warrior of the Aesir and is often put up against their most dangerous enemies. In battle, Thor wields Mjölnir, a hammer created by the dwarf brothers Eitri and Brokkr that is so heavy that he needs a pair of special gauntlets called Járngreipr to use it. Mjolnir's blows are so devastating that they can shatter mountains and will always its target and return to Thor's hands when thrown. In order to transverse the realms Thor travels in a flying chariot drawn by the goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, who can be resurrected when killed.

Battle vs. Zeus (by Laquearius)[]

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Winner: Zeus

Expert's Opinon[]

Zeus can't stand up to Thor in raw physical brawl thanks to the destructive power of Mjölnir and the strength offered by Megingjörð, and Thor is more mobile thanks to his magical chariot. However, the power and range of Zeus's thunderbolts allows him to safely bombard Thor from a distance, while Thor's only ranged attack is throwing his hammer. Zeus's powers of shapeshifting and weather control provide versatility and misdirection, which the straightforward Thor would have trouble dealing with. Finally, Thor is more used to fighting on a regular basis, but the enemies he fights are usually vastly inferior to him. Zeus's opponents, such as Kronos and Typhon, were much greater threats, so Zeus is more prepared for a battle with a foe on his level.

To see the original votes, weapons, and battle, click here.

Battle vs. Hercules (by Lunathemoon123)[]

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Expert's Opinion[]

While the combination of Mjölnir and Thor's magically-enhanced strength means that Hercules can't match the Norse god in raw power, Hercules is the more experienced, better equipped, and smarter of the two. While Thor rarely ever encountered a foe that he couldn't defeat through simple brute force, Hercules's enemies were often more varied and dangerous, meaning that the Greek demigod has more experience in outthinking his foes. Hercules's trump card is his quiver of arrows dipped in the blood of the Hydra, which, despite Thor's resistance to poison, are so devastating that a single hit almost ensures victory.

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