the dictionary of norse mythology


EITRI A dwarf who helped create three of the pre-cious objects of the gods. In a competition, the trick-ster god loki bet the dwarf brokk and his brother, Eitri, that they could not make anything as fine as the gifts another group of dwarfs had already made for the gods—a golden headpiece, a ship, and a spear. With Brokk at the bellows Eitri successfully crafted a boar with golden bristles, gullinbursti a gold ring, draupnir and thor's hammer, mjollnir. Experts working in the later part of the 20th cen-tury agree that earlier scholars had mistakenly applied the name Sindri to the brother of Brokk, Eitri. See also treasures of the dwarfs.

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