My blogging friend REMINGTON alerted me today that tonight's full moon is called The Thunder Moon. Rem knows all about all the names for the moon. Unfortunatly, it was too cloudy tonight to get a picture of it. But last night I had taken some pictures of the moon, so I am showing those instead. I am cheating by 24 hours, so instead of a Thunder Moon, this one is Distant Thunder. The Norse God of thunder is Thor. He was the god of the common man. He ruled over the air, thunder, lightening, wind and rain. He is drawn as having a red beard and eyes of lightening. He had a terrible temper, but he was actually the protetctor of both gods and humans. When it stormed, Thor was riding his chariot through the heavens. The chariot was pulled by goats, which he vented his anger on by throwing his hammer at them. One strike of his thrown hammer would make lightening flash and kill his enemies, then the hammer would return to him. His greatest enemy was a serpent, which he finally killed. But Thor then died from the snake's poison. Funny how it always seems to be a serpent that opposes God. To find out all about the real God of thunder, try reading the books of Psalms and Job.
"Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes his lightening beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding." Job 37:2,5
"...how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?" Job 26:14