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Thor hasn't always had his famous hammer. And for that matter, Óðinn hasn't always had his famous spear. As it turns out, these gods only came to possess their signature weapons as the result of Loki being a trouble-maker. In this episode we'll talk about rowan trees, golden hair, infidelity, dwarves, and some likely shape-shifting shenanigans. By the end, we'll have finally gotten to the bottom of what magical powers the weapons of the gods actually have, and why Loki once had his mouth sewn shut.
- “Avlsten” by P. V. Glob, 1959
- “Myth and Religion of the North: The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia” by Gabriel Turville-Petre, 1964
- “The History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen” by Adam of Bremen 10th century, translated by Francis Tschan.
- “Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs” by John Lindow, 2001
- “The Poetic Edda”, transl. by Carolyne Larrington, 2014
- “The Prose Edda”, transl. by Anthony Faulkes, 1995
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