Mjolnir or the Crusher was the hammer of Thor in Norse mythology. Thor wore iron gloves to hold Mjolnir, as well as a special belt. In one story about Mjolnir, the giants stole it and Thor had to dress up as a bride (on Loki
's advice) to recover it.
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Alternate Spellings: Mjollner
In addition to being described as a hammer, the powerful weapon known as Mjolnir is also described as an axe or a club.