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Dunn-Krahn, Sage (en.) b. 13th July 1999
Occupation: Research Assistant


Mjöllnir (non.) Mjollnir (en.) Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.

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Artist Not Known Artist not known for this illustration in Asgard Stories

Dwarves and Elves

Brokkr (non.) The brother of the dwarf Eitri. Loki made a bet with these brothers that they could not make three treasures as good as the three treasures that the Sons of Ivaldi made for the gods.
Eitri (non.) The brother of the dwarf Brokk. Loki made a bet with these brothers that they could not make three treasures as good as the three treasures that the Sons of Ivaldi made for the gods.
Sons of Ivaldi (non.) A group of dwarves who are called upon to recreate Sif's hair as well as other treasures for the Gods.


The Treasures of the Gods The six treasures of the gods were made by two groups of dwarves at the request of Loki after he cut off Sif's hair while she was sleeping. Loki asks the dwarves to make the treasures in order to appease Sif’s husband, Þórr. The Sons of Ivaldi make golden hair to replace Sif's hair and also make the spear Gungnir and the ship "Skíðblaðnir. Loki bets the dwarves Brokkr and Eitri that they can not produce treasures equal to the ones made by the Sons of Ivaldi. Brokkr and Eitri create the boar Gullinbursti, the ring Draupnir, and Þórr’s hammer Mjöllnir. The gods judge Mjöllnir to be the greatest of the treasures. Loki loses the bet and almost loses his head but keeps it because the bet did not involve harming his neck.


Edwardian (en.)The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).
dvergar (non.) dwarves (en.) Dwarves often appear in Norse mythology as skillful smiths and wise beings. The objects that they made were often endowed with magical aspects. The dwarves made the treasures of the gods, e.g., Þórr's hammer.

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Asgard Stories (en.) Children's book by Mabel Cummings and Mary Foster published in 1901.

Source Persons

Cummings, Mabel (en.) Nationality: English
b. 28 Mar 1872
d. 24 August 1962
Occupation: Childrens book writer.
Nationality: American
Mabel Homer Cummings lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as Boston and Cambridge. She was born on the 28th of March, 1872 in Cambridge, and died on the 24th of August, 1962 in Brookline. She lived with her sister, the horticulturalist and ornithologist Emma G. Cummings. She was a school teacher and the headmistress and co-founder of the high school Brimmer and May, where Cummings Hall is named after her. She graduated from Smith College in 1895. She was almost certainly a founding member of the College Club of Boston, the first women’s college club in the United States, and bought the building at 76 Marlborough in 1893.
Foster, Mary (en.) Nationality: American
Occupation: Childrens book writer and schoolteacher.
b. 19 Dec 1848
d. 27 Oct 1914