The Treasures of the Gods (1)

The Treasures of the Gods
The six treasures of the gods were made by two groups of dwarfs at the request of Loki after he cut off Sif's hair while she was sleeping. Loki asks the dwarfs 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 dwarfs 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.

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