Northern mythology is a complex network of different gods with different skills, whereas during the time of the Vikings those gods where especially trained in fighting and war. One of the most popular northern gods is properly Thor - the god of thunder and weather in general. Northern Norway and with that the empire of Thor Is rough in every way - the sea, the mountains and coast lines.
Tor was very talented at slaying giants; many of his stories revolve around violent episodes between him and his enemies. In order to perform his duties, Tor had a hammer, Mjollnir, a deadly weapon also associated with lightning and thunder, which was built by the dwarves. He also had iron gloves and a belt named Megingjard that doubled Tor’s strength once buckled on. There were also some other less destructive aspects of Tor. As a weather god he was associated with the fertility of the earth. He was also regarded as a guide for those travelling over the sea because of his power over storms and wind. Tor had a chariot to travel across the sky, which was drawn by two giant goats: Tanngniost and Tanngrisnir. These powerful animals had a very convenient magical property: they could be killed and eaten at any time, and as long as their bones were undamaged and returned into their skins, they would regenerate overnight and the following day would be alive, just like new.