The Third Gift - An Enormous Hammer - by Elmer Boyd Smith 1902

“The Third Gift” by EB Smith, 1902 #ThrowbackThorsday for 2/19/2015

“The third gift – an enormous hammer” by Elmer Boyd Smith, 1902, in Abbie Farwell Brown’s “In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales”. Thor’s hammer Mjolnir was crafted by the dwarves Sindri and Brokkr, on a bet with Loki, who looks on in this image. Loki shape-shifted into a fly and bit Brokkr as he was working the bellows, which is how Mjolnir came to have its unusually short handle.

Advertisements

5 comments on ““The Third Gift” by EB Smith, 1902 #ThrowbackThorsday for 2/19/2015

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s