Artifacts in Norse mythology

In Objects by Skjalden

Andvarinaut: Andvari’s Gift

Andvarinaut is a cursed magic ring that every ninth day, eight new rings will drop out of Andvarinaut. The eight new rings are of equal quality as Andvarinaut. There is also a ring called Draupnir, that had the same abilities, but it’s not cursed.


Bodn is a jar, and one of the three containers in which the blood of Kvasir is kept. The two others are called Odrorir and Son.

Brisingamen: Flaming Glowing

Brisingamen is a beautiful golden necklace, given to the Goddess Freya. Brisingamen was made by the four dwarves Alfrigg, Berling, Dvalin, and Grerr.


The giant Hymer has a large cauldron that the Gods need for brewing mead.


Dainsleif is a sword made by the dwarves Dain. The sword is cursed, once drawn it must kill a man before it can be returned to the sheath. A strike from this cursed sword never failed to kill or cause a serious wound that will never heal.

Draupnir: The Dripper

Draupnir is a golden ring forged by the dwarves Brokk and Eitri. Every ninth day eight new rings will drop out of Draupnir. The eight new rings are of equal quality as Draupnir. More facts about Draupnir.


Dromi is the second of the three chains which were used by the Gods to bind the Fenrir wolf.

Eldhrimnir: Soot Blackened

Eldhrimnir is a cauldron in which the boar Saehrimnir, is cooked every night for the Gods and heroes in Valhalla.

Gjallar: Ringing Horn

Gjallar is the horn that the God Heimdall, the guardian of Bifröst owns. When he blows it, the horn can be heard in all nine worlds. This is the horn that Heimdall, will blow at Ragnarök, “The end of the world”.


Gioll is the rock, which the leash of the Fenrir wolf is attached to.


Gleipnir is the leash that the dwarves made to bind the Fenris wolf.
The leash is as light as a silk ribbon but stronger than an iron chain. The leash is made of six ingredients:

The sound of a cat’s walk
The beard of a woman
The roots of a mountain
The sinews of a bear
The breath of a fish
The spittle of a bird


It’s Odin’s magical spear that always hits its mark and always kills. Gungnir means “Swaying one” it is made from Yggdrasil‘s Sacred Ash. Odin has also written his magic runes, onto Gungnir.


Hofund is the sword of the God Heimdall.

Hringhorni: Ring Horn

Hringhorni is the longship of the God Baldur.

Járnglófar: Iron gauntlets

These are the iron gloves of the Thunder God Thor in Norse mythology, when Thor uses these gloves together with his power belt Megingjörð it makes him twice as strong.


Loeding is the first of the three chains that the Fenrir wolf was bound to.

Laevateinn: Damage Twin

Laevateinn is Loki’s magic sword.

Megingjörð: Power Belt

Megingjord is Thor’s magical belt, the belt Megingjord makes him twice as strong.


Thor’s hammer is called Mjölnir. Mjölnir is one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains. Thor’s hammer can hit any target. After the target is hit, the hammer will return to Thor’s right hand all by itself. The hammer can send out lightning bolts. The hammer Mjölnir can be used to kill and destroy, but also revive people or animals. Thor’s hammer can also be magically shrunken to fit inside Thor’s shirt. The hammer Mjölnir is also used in sacred ceremonies; it can be ceremonies about birth but also death. Thor’s hammer is forged by Brokkr and Eitri. The Hammer Mjölnir was once stolen by the jotun Thrym, and the price for getting it back was the hand of the fertility Goddess Freya.


Odrorir is one of the three cauldrons that the dwarves used to store the mead of poetry.


The runes are ancient letters used in the earliest alphabets of the Norse.


Skidbladnir is a magic ship that belonged to the Gods, made by the dwarves. Skidbladnir can hold all the Gods and their equipment, yet it can also be folded small enough to be put in the pocket. The ship is able to sail on the water, in the air, and also overland.


Svalin is a shield that protected Sol in the chariot from the sun.

Sources: The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson (Jesse L. Byock), Edda (Everyman’s Library) by Snorri Sturluson, The Poetic Edda by Snorri Sturluson (Lee M. Hollander).