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Pronunciation : muh-yoll-near

MJOLLNIR

Also known as MJOLNIR

Thors hammer of might, choc-a-block with dwarfen magic.

Affectionately known as "crumber" because of its uncanny knack of turning any target into crumbs, Thor used Mjollnir like an extension of his own body.

Constant contact with Jotunn's and other such deserving types meant Mjollnir's head was almost as hot as Thor's but luckily the dim-but-likeable thunder God had a pair of magic gauntlets known as Jarn Grieper to protect his delicate hands from third degree burns.

Giants on the run? No, problem. A projectile Mjollnir is just as devastating, flying back after smashing the target like a mighty boomer-hammer of doom. But while smiting giants left, right and centre was its "thing" it had so many other uses.

It could bless marriages, launch ships, consecrate funeral pyres, even bring dead goats back to life. In fact, with so many uses i'm convinced Thors hammer is what the swiss based their army knife on! It was a little cumbersome but could also shrink and be hidden in the Thunder Gods tunic right next to his heart.

Thor was a God at one with his hammer. Bad things happened if anyone else should try to wrap their fingers around its shaft, which was a little on the short side. But it's not what you've got that's important, it's what you do with it that counts!

Made as part of the forge-off between the sons of Ivaldi and the Elves of Svartelfheim, Mjollnir was the must have accesory for any serious giant basher back in Norse times and won Odin's very first "most useful dwarfy item" contest.

See Brokkr more details.

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'Mjollnir' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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