From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

Thunor (Ðunor or Þunor) was the Anglo-Saxon god of weather and agriculture. As his name was given to the fifth day of the week, Thursday, he has been equated with the Roman god Jupiter, but their main characteristic in common was their control of thunder and lightning. In Thunor's case he was considered to wield a hammer rather than a thunderbolt. He may also have corresponded to the Celtic god Taranis.

The occurrence of Thunor's name in English place-names is second only to that of Woden's name.