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The Norse gods were worshipped for the same reason any gods were worshipped. Ancient people made up stories to explain what caused natural phenomena like lightning. The simplest explanation is that some powerful but humanlike person is up in the sky throwing the lightning bolts. Then other stories are added to answer other questions like where does he get the lightning bolts, who is he married to, where did he come from, where did people come from, etc. People worshipped these "gods" in the hope that they would not harm the people or that they would have a good hunt or a good harvest or would receive some other benefit.

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