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Thor has inspired numerous works of art and references to Thor appear in modern popular culture.Like other Germanic deities, veneration of Thor is revived in the modern period in Heathenry.In Thor's case, he continues, these sacrifices were done when plague or famine threatened.
Adam details that the people of Uppsala had appointed priests to each of the gods, and that the priests were to offer up sacrifices.
Hercules and Mars they appease by animal offerings of the permitted kind" and adds that a portion of the Suebi also venerate "Isis".
In this instance, Tacitus refers to the god Odin as "Mercury", Thor as "Hercules", and the god Týr as "Mars", and the identity of the Isis of the Suebi has been debated.
Old Norse Þórr, Old English ðunor, Old High German Donar, Old Saxon thunar, and Old Frisian thuner are cognates within the Germanic language branch, descending from the Proto-Germanic masculine noun *þunraz 'thunder'.
The name of the god is the origin of the weekday name Thursday.