Since it’s Thursday—or Thor’s Day—I thought we’d do some trivia. Namely, Thor trivia. So here are some fun facts about the Norse god of thunder.
- Thor was a popular god amongst all the Germanic people pre-Christendom, though the peak of his popularity took place during the late Viking Age in Scandinavia.
- Thor’s nemesis is Jormungand, the gargantuan serpent that encircles the human world, Midgard. The two ultimately face off during Ragnarok. Joining Jormungand in this final battle is Fenrir the wolf, devourer of worlds—and of Odin. Thor and Jormungand will ultimately slay one another. Thor slaughters the snake with furious blows of his hammer, Mjölnir, but ends up covered in so much of the serpent’s venom that he takes only nine more steps before perishing.
- Some gods survive Ragnarok and find themselves in a beautiful new world. Vidar—Odin’s son who takes vengeance upon the wolf Fenrir—along with Vali, Baldur and Hodr. Thor’s own sons, Modi and Magni, are said to survive Ragnarok—depending on which tales you believe.
- One time, Thor’s hammer was stolen by giants and taken to their world, Jotunheim. Loki discovers the hammer in the possession of the chief giant, Thrym who tells Loki that he won’t return the hammer until Freya becomes his wife. This prompts Heimdall to propose an idea: Thor can go to Jotunheim disguised as Freya agreeing to marry the giant chieftain, as a ploy to retrieve the hammer. He does, with Loki at his side, after some reluctance. Thanks to Loki’s silver tongue and trickery, they fool the giant, who places the hammer in “Freya’s” lap to hallow the ceremony. Thor then grabs the hammer and kills Thrym and all the other giant thieves.
And that is your Viking lore for the day! Let’s do the Wordle now, shall we?
Wordle today: A hint for Thursday, October 27
The Hint: Jim [___] and [___] Grant share this name but not spelled quite this way.
The Clue: There’s a double letter in this word.
Still having trouble? No worries — you can’t get them all! If you just want to see today’s Wordle answer to continue your streak, you can find it below.
The answer to today’s Wordle is …
Wordle archive: Which words have been used
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today’s Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that’s already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- October 26: FLOUT
- October 25: FOGGY
- October 24: FAULT
- October 23: MUMMY
- October 22: SPIEL
- October 21: GROVE
- October 20: DENIM
- October 19: QUIRK
- October 18: EXIST
- October 17: STEIN
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