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Mjolnir - Hammer of Thor in Norse Mythology



Thor - Norse thunder god Thor with Mjolnir

Definition: 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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Pronunciation: [Mɪjolnər]
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.

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