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ÞÓRR > ÞORBJǫRN / ÞóRBIǫRN

This name derives from the Old Norse name “Þorbjǫrn / Þórbiǫrn”, composed of two elements: “þónr” (thunder) plus “*bernuR” (bear). The name means “Thor's bear”. In Norse mythology, Thor (Old Norse: Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar (Runic: Þonar), stemming from a common Germanic “*þunraz”, meaning "thunder".

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