Thor (eye)
Diagram shown how the Egyptian myth of how the moon and sun both "lost their eyes", i.e. had new moon and eclipse, respectively, was transmitted to the Nordic cultures as the stories of Thor and Odin loosing their eyes in battle. [5]
In Nordic mythology, Thor, and his father Odin, are the German-Scandinavian culturally transmitted rescripts of the Egyptian god Horus, and his great great grandfather Ra. [5]


In 1807, Jacob Bryant, in his A System: an Analysis of Ancient Mythology, says the following: [1]

“We are informed by Cedrenus, that one of the early successors to Ninus was called ‘Thorous’, that he was son of Zames, the same as Ninyas: that his father gave him the name Ares; but that the people called him Baal, and payed him divine honors.”

In 1845, Philomathes, in his Connexion Between Revelation and Mythology, put things thusly: [4]

“The second Scandinavian Trinity consists of Odin, Frigga and Thor, a group much resembling Osiris, Isis, and Horus. The former is slain, like the Egyptian Deity; the second is his wife, our universal goddess again; and Thor is their son, a Divine Hero, who, in fighting with the huge serpent of Midgard, parallels himself with Krishna, Hercules and Apollo. Many writers, however, put Freya, the Northern Venus, in the place of Frigga; probably hey were originally the same, so that it is not very momentous which holds the place of honour Dr. Henderson, in the Introduction to his “Iceland,” (p. 19,) gives the form of oath usually taken by the ancient idolatrous natives of that strange island. . It ran thus—“So help me Frigga, and Thor, and the Omnipotent God,” this last, of course, being Odin himself. Maurice places Frega at once in the Northern Trinity, asserting from Mallet (no mean authority,) that she is the Dea Syria, and Rhea, and Venus Urania. She is the Diana or Bubastis, as well as the Venus of the Scandinavian system; Friday or Freya's day is the same called dies Veneris by the Romans, a name still preserved in the French Vendredi, &c.; as Wednesday, or Woden's day is the day of the week sacred to Boodh, or Buddha, in the East, with which Deity he is identified by the best authorities.”

In 1853, Alexander Hislop, in Note L: “The Identity of the Scandinavian Odin and Adon of Babylon”, says the following about the origin of Odin: [2]

“1. Nimrod, or Adon, or Adonis, of Babylon, was the great wargod. Odin, as is well known, was the same.

2. Nimrod, in the character of Bacchus, was regarded as the god of wine; Odin is represented as taking no food but wine. For thus we read in the Edda: “As to himself, he [Odin] stands in no o of food; wine is to him instead of every other aliment, according to what is said in these verses: The illustrious father of armies, with his own hand, fattens his two wolves; but the victorious Odin takes no other nourishment to himself than what arises from the unintermitted quaffing of wine,” (MALLET, 20th Fable, vol. ii., p. 106).

3. The name of one of Odin's sons indicates the meaning of Odin's own name. Balder, for whose death such lamentations were made, seems evidently just the Chaldee form of Baal-zer, “The seed of Baal;” for the Hebrew z, as is well known, frequently, in the later Chaldee, becomes d. Now, Baal and Adon both alike signify “Lord;” and, therefore, if Balder be admitted to be the seed or son of Baal, that is as much as to say that he is the son of Adon; and, consequently, Adon and Odin must be the same. This, of course, puts Odin a step back; makes his son to be the object of lamentation and not himself; but the same was the case also in Egypt; for there, Horus the child was sometimes represented as torn in pieces, as Osiris had been. Clemens Alexandrinus says (Cohortatio, vol. i., p. 30), “they lament an infant torn in pieces by the Titans.” The lamentations for Balder are very plainly the counterpart of the lamentations for Adonis; and, of course, if Balder was, as the lamentations prove him to have been, the favourite form of the Scandinavian Messiah, he was Adon, or “Lord,” as well as his father.

4. Then, lastly, the name of the other son of Odin, the mighty and warlike Thor, strengthens all the foregoing conclusions. Ninyas, the son of Ninus or Nimrod, on his father's death, when idolatry rose again, was, of course, from the nature of the mystic system, set up as Adon, “the Lord.” Now, as Odin had a son called Thor, so the second Assyrian Adon had a son called Thouros (Cedrenus, vol. i., p. 29) (Ѻ) . The name Thouros seems just to be another form of Zoro, or Doro, “the seed;" for Photius tells us that among the Greeks Thoros signified “Seed” (Lexicon, pars i., p. 93). The D is often pronounced as Th. Adon, in the pointed Hebrew, being pronounced Athon.”

In 1885, Henry William, in his The British Israelites, building on Alexander, says the following: [3]

“Odin or Wodin, the Scandinavian war-god, after whom one of the days of the week, viz., Wednesday (Wodnes-dag), was called ; as also several places in England, such as Wanborough (formerly Wodnesbrorh) in Surrey ; Wednesbury in Staffordshire ; Woodnes-borough in Kent, &c., had two sons Balder and Thor (Thors-day, Thursday). Balder is Chaldaic for Baal Zer, "the seed of Baal." Now Baal and Adon both mean lord,—" the seed of Baal," therefore, signifies " the seed of Adon." Now Nimrod, the great war-god of Babylon, is known as Adon (which is synonymous with Odin) who also had a son called Thouros. Again, " Nimrod, in the character of Bacchus, was regarded as the god of wine ; Odin is represented as taking no food but wine" (Two Babylons, App. JJ.) We thus observe the identity of the Scandinavian god Odin and Adon of Babylon.”


1. Bryant, Jacob. (1807). A System: an Analysis of Ancient Mythology (pg. 204). Publisher.
2. Hislop, Alexander. (1853). The Two Babylons: the Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and his Wife (Note L: Odin and Adon, pg. 503-504; Tammuz, Nimrod, Osiris, pg. 506). S.W. Partridge and Co, 1871.
3. William, Henry J. (1885). The British Israelites: Evidences of Our Hebrew Origin (pg. 37). Publisher.
4. Philomathes. (1845). The Connexion Between Revelation and Mythology Illustrated and Vindicated (pg. 42). Publisher.
5. Thims, Libb. (2018). “Eye of Thor (Horus) and Odin (Atum-Ra)” (Ѻ), Atheism Reviews, Mar 22.

External links
Thor – Wikipedia.

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