Brokkr & Eitri Master Blacksmith in Norse Mythology 2017-02-02T15:01:43+00:00

Brokkr & Eitri

Brokkr “Old Norse: blacksmith” and Eitri “Spark-sprayer” are two dwarves that lives in Svartalfheim the home of the dwarves in Norse mythology. The two brothers Brokkr and Eitri are incredible good craftsmans, once they crafted three of some of the most precious objects for the Gods in Asgard. The first incredible piece they crafted for the Gods was Gullinbursti “Golden Bristles” a living boar with golden hair, that shines so bright that it turns night into day wherever it travels, Gullinbursti can also run better than any horse through water or air.

The two brothers also crafted Draupnir “the dripper” it later became Odin’s magical gold ring, it has the ability to multiply itself: Every ninth night, eight new rings will ‘drip’ from Draupnir, each one of the rings have the same size and weight as the original.

The third object the two brothers made was Mjölnir, it would become Thor’s mighty and magical hammer. All these objects was made in a bet with the trickster God Loki, which he ended up losing to the two dwarves. Experts working in the later part of the 20th century agree that earlier scholars had mistakenly applied the name Sindri to the brother of Brokkr.

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“The third gift — an enormous hammer” by Elmer Boyd Smith (1902)