Gungnir

Also known as: Gar, Spear of Odin, Sword of Odin

The Norse Runeletter Gar, which symbolizes the legendary weapon of Odin, Gungnir.

Gungnir was a Dwarven magical weapon given to Odin by Loki, which never misses its mark, and always returns to Odin’s hand.

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October 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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jayson May 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm

I just got a look at my family crest and I found this symbol in the center of it can anyone interest what that might mean?

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herrington November 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm

that is very close the the harrington knot

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C. Harrington May 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

Indeed it is, very much like the Harrington knot. It has me curious on whether or not the Harrington knot is derived from the Gungnir… But, it seems no on has looked into this, yet…

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Harrington. May 7, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Harringtons of Ireland fished herring from the coast off County Cork. There were Viking settlements along there from the Viking raids. It’s very possible that the Harrington knot has been inspired by this Gungir symbol.

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Aasenius June 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

i agree with Oli Shadow’s
-signed R1, R2, L1, L2, , ^, , ^

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Arminius July 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Oli seems to get his mythology from video games… video games are not good sources…

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larendria March 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

Oli… You might want to read up on your mythology again. Loki gave Wotan the spear, and gave Thor his hammer, not by choice mind you.

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Selidor Blackfire October 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Yes I would have to agree. You can read the actual text stating where the spear came from.

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Odhinnsman September 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

hey there oil shadows, id like to take this opportunity to inform you that you are an over confident idiot, odins spear was crafted by dwarves and obtained by loki source: prose edda

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Hammer August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Gungnir: “Odin’s magic spear, forged by the dwarfs calld the sons of Ivaldi”
After Loki had cut the hair off of Thor’s wife Sif in order to save his life he needed to replace it so he went to the Dwarves Brokk and Eitri the sons of Ivaldi, for they were the only ones that could weave gold so thin and embed magic to it to make it grow like real hair, to replace Sif’s lost hair. then the Sons of Ivaldi decided to keep on making gifts for the gods: Gungnir, Draupnir (both for odin), Skidbladnir (a ship for Freyr) and Gullinbursti a boar also for freyr, and Mjollnir or Thor’s hammer. in return they let Brokk sew Loki’s mouth shut since Brokk was intitled to his head for saving it from Thor.

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Oli Shadow's August 3, 2011 at 4:10 am

Loki Didn’t Give Odin A Spear Odin Found It As A Young Boy On The Plains Of Ida. Gungnir has no powers and Odin enhanced it to make it return back to him and final the never misses it’s mark part, Odin used personal energy in his throws and Gundnir holds that so that is what he never misses a mark FUCKING DUMB SHIT

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Thorgrim beornin Olafsson April 2, 2016 at 6:43 am

I’m afraid you need to stipulate weather the history you are referring to is marvel history or Norse history…. Because you are muddling the two together. Marvel basicly used a small amount of Norse mythology to build there char….and they simplified it greatly. It was a lot simpler for marvel to say Odin found the spear….its alot easier than going into detail about Loki getting the dwarves to make it as and apology for some Mischief. People here are educating you. As they obviously know better about Norse mythology. If you are talking about marvel then make that clear. And lowering your self by calling people who are only trying to better your knowledge ‘dumb shits’ only makes you look more ignorant.

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Sweetwig January 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm

This symbol is the Elder Futhark rune ‘Gebo’ (g) superimposed over the rune ‘Inguz’ (ng), which are the first phonemes of the two syllables in ‘Gaungnir’.

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Viglund September 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

To add further you find Gebo, Ingwaz, kenaz and othala in it. Gebo symbolising a “gift”, ingwaz symbolizing fertility, kenaz symbolizing the fire of creation (and destruction also sugestive of rebirth), and othala symbolizing the clan and homeland. Food for thought.

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Rob September 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Do you know the source of this bindrune?

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