Thor was an important figure in the Norse Panthenon. He was in charge of the weather and this means that he was responsible for crops and sea voyages as the were heavily dependent on the weather. Thor was associated with thunder and the occurrence of any thunder was an indication that he was doing his job which involves killing giants. He was also associated with the sky, fertility and the law. He protected mankind and the gods and destroyed any threats. He was appealed to by individuals in need of protection, comfort and blessings. These roles made him the foremost god of the people within the viking colonies.