Gungnir the Spear of Odin

Origin: Asagar (Asgard), Taurus Constellation

Wielder: Odin of Asgard

Creator(s): the sons of Ivaldi, Brokk and Eitri

Composition: Energy Based

Special Attributes: Never misses its mark.Power to kill an immortal, channel cosmic energy

Gungnir (Old Norse Gungnir, “Swaying;”[1] pronounced “GUNG-neer”) is the name of the mighty spear that belongs to the god Odin.

 Odin was “Lord of the Spear”. Odin owned Gungnir (in Old Norse means “swaying one”), a magical weapon, which was unstoppable in its fight and governed the fortunes of war.

Gungnir always flew straight to its target and it never missed it.

in fact, the spear is one of his most typical iconographic attributes. Such depictions are found from Viking Age runestones all the way back to Bronze Age rock carvings of a spear god, who very well may be Odin (though due to the very early date and lack of other distinguishing features, it’s impossible to say for certain).

It was created by the dwarves, the most skilled smiths in the cosmos, as is related in the tale of how the gods’ greatest treasures were made. Gungnir is said to have runes carved on its point,[5] which presumably increase its aim and deadliness through magic.

when Odin sacrificed himself to himself in order to discover the runes, he simultaneously stabbed himself with Gungnir and hanged himself.

 He threw it above the heads of the army of enemies. Legends say that if they fell, they became an offering to Odin. Those warriors who were killed by a spear became part of the Einherjar, his troop of warriors in Asgard.

manufactured by

the sons of Ivaldi, Brokk and Eitri




According to one story, dwarves forged it from sunlight as a gift to Odin. Another story states it was among several objects forged by the Sons of Ivalid as part of a contest arranged by Loki. According to another story, Gungnir is from a previous Asgard that was destroyed by Ragnarok.