Ages ago, Odin, lord of the Asgardian gods, desired a child who would one day exceed him in power. Odin wooed Gaea, the Earth goddess, and from their union Thor was born in a small cave in Norway. Odin took him to be raised in Asgard by his wife, Frigga. Thor grew in power and popularity amongst the Asgardians, and on his eighth birthday, Odin had the hammer Mjolnir created for his son, enchanting it with powerful magic. Odin decreed that Mjolnir would be presented to Thor when his son had been proven a worthy warrior. After spending the next eight years training and performing heroic deeds, Thor was given the hammer and declared the greatest warrior in Asgard!