Thor / Per(k/q)unos / þunaraz / Adar / Donar
You must be getting pretty tired
xxOf the man who once inspired you
Going back on what
xxhe asked you to believe
All the promises of power
xxFrom his glittering ivory tower
Where's the height that he once
xxtold you you'd achieve?

Those other men believe
xxwhat you and I will never see
But I say why believe
xxin place of proof?
Let those others keep on praying
xxYou know I'm only saying
What the others are afraid
xxmight be the truth

Where are all the things
xxyou fought for?
All the dreams
xxyou shed your blood for?
Are they shabby now
xxand fraying at the seams?
Was this your boyhood vision?
xxTo endure the world's derision,
while the culprit sits and laughs
xxbehind the scenes?

Let us cleanse this force with fire
Strike the fool who leads the liar
xxLet it all come crumbling down
Like the firebird from the ashes
We will rise to lead the masses
The strongest will emerge
xxto wear the crown

Well, they say nothing grows
'till the oak has hit the ground.
So let's clear the way, my boys,
xxand let the giant
xxxxcome crashing down!

Suspected Nature: Tuatha / Danava / Ïrïn / Grigori
Suspected Path: (? Obrimos ?)
Suspected Order: ???
Suspected reincarnation: Chimera
Theorized Archetype: Wise One / Leader / Priest-King
Soundtrack: Crashing Down - Heather Dale

Different names mentioned in various places, names which are suspected to have all been the same mage in the ancient past, who may or may not have been one of the Children of Danu, suspected creators of the Kalakin Engine.

From the Book, page 131:

Among the ranks of the Asuras there walked those who called themselves Danava, who had once been îrîn before they came here to dwell. Amesha Spenta were their inner council called, 'Those Who Cleave to Aša', and they it was who made that final refuge place.
Also on the council was PERQUNOS, great leader, champion, priest and Father.

Presuming this is true, various PC's and players have speculated about who among them would be/is the current reincarnation of Ba'al, and which of the figures shown in the Ananke's illustration this person corresponds to, which piece(s) of the Engine they fled with.

One theory suggests that everyone believed Thor/Per(k/q)unos/þunaraz/Adad/Donar to be the father of Shemyaza, when in reality it was Mahaba'ali, and that this might have been part of why 'Adad' betrayed them.

Final Fate

According to mythology, as well as the story passed down from mentor to apprentice among the Brethren of St. Olav, the person they knew as "Thor" died either during or after valiantly fighting the Midgarð-Serpent in order to buy his family, his retinue, the household-workers of Bilskirnir, as well as the rest of the villagers, the opportunity to evacuate Þrúðvangr. Eventually perished, either from the wounds, the Eitr (acidic poison), or both.


Probably linked to:


From the Black Book, page 121:

Then Thor fled - fleeing fast from wrath and ruin - over fjell over dal - åker og eng - fjernt fra heim og stove - what fears the Æse - trollkiller great . hammerwielder hardy - helmeted horror - fury of firstwife scornfully savaged - lover left behind when spring's urges seized him - oath she swore runebound and mighty - vengeance undying for unfaithful husband and father of felles son - so flaug han fritt fjernt bortom fjella - kom so til vaners heim - grønnkledde landet - her blei han buandes - fjernt ifra furie - gjestfri var vertsfolk mot framandkar - her bjugdes hallar - halmstrødde stablar og stor stabbur og - langt unna jordh var han - trygg ifra harme - tok seg en ny fru - frodig og vårfin - siw sa ho namn var - vansmøy vakker - feiret blei de to lengje og mykje - tidvis tordnet Tor - sint skjelves jorden og stormsvart syns himlen mot auget da - flyg over marken i gudars kjerre - hammar i handa og lynet brakar kring - aldreg meir tilbake drog han til kvinne han kapra og forlot for lenge siden - men alltid han frykta familiens feide - hemn hevda heftig mot systers forlater - niding dei såg han som - edbryten eitrpustar - flyktning feig og fange flygen - snart blei han hedra av høvding for vaner - stormkarl og krigsherre kraftig - Votan kom langveisfra - snakka langt og lenge om mangt mykje


The Trondheim Texts, Part IV

And therefore the Odin set out, wanting to learn all that was in this place, for it was new to him.


Son of estranged kin he found and adopted into his household


From wikipedia:

A myth written in a Semitic language tells of Emmeduranki (enoch), subsequently being taken to heaven by the gods Shamash (shemyaza) and Adad, and taught the secrets of heaven and of earth. In particular, Enmeduranki was taught the arts of divination.


Adad in Akkadian, and Ishkur in Sumerian, and Hadad in Aramaic, are the names of the storm-god in the Babylonian-Assyrian pantheon.


In Akkadian, Adad is also known as Ramman ("Thunderer"). When Enki distributed the destinies, he made Ishkur inspector of the cosmos. In one litany Ishkur is proclaimed again and again as "great radiant bull, your name is heaven" and also called son of An, lord of Karkara; twin-brother of Enki, lord of abundance, lord who rides the storm, lion of heaven.

In other texts Adad/Ishkur is sometimes son of the moon god Nanna/Sin by Ningal and brother of Utu/Shamash and Inana/Ishtar. He is also occasionally son of Enlil.


Adad/Ishkur presents two aspects in the hymns, incantations, and votive inscriptions. On the one hand he is the god who, through bringing on the rain in due season, causes the land to become fertile, and, on the other hand, the storms that he sends out bring havoc and destruction. He is pictured on monuments and cylinder seals (sometimes with a horned helmet) with the lightning and the thunderbolt (sometimes in the form of a spear), and in the hymns the sombre aspects of the god on the whole predominate.


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