Die nordische Mythologie ist ein komplexes Netz aus verschiedensten Göttergeschlechtern, wobei vor allem zur Zeit der Wikinger den Naturgottheiten Geschicklichkeit in Kampf und Krieg zugeschrieben wurde. Eine der wohl bekanntesten Gottheiten ist der Donner - und Wettergott Thor. Nordnorwegens Rauheit und damit Thors Werk zeigt sich überall von schroffen Küstenlinien über hohe Berge hin zu bewegter See.
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.