Mohd Zuhairi Mohd Zubir, 29, brandish Captain America's shield while his wife Nur Adawiyah Rusly, 30, channels Scarlet Witch along with their son wields Thor's Mjollnir
(15) Czernobog seems to represent Thor, the god of thunder, whose hammer "Mjollnir
" (Comte, 1994:207) was a symbol of protection and safety.
Saxo Grammaticus mentions a sword named Lyusing (Lysingr), which means "gleaming" or "shining" (I, Bk 7, p 222 and II, p 118 n 88), and the name of Thor's hammer, Mjollnir, may also mean "lightning" or "bright one" (Orchard s.v.
Other heroes associated with particular weapons include Thor, who fights with the hammer Mjollnir; Sigurd, who slays the treasure-hoarding dragon Fafnir with his sword Gram; and Beowulf, whose strength is such that no weapon is greater, but who is said to fight with the sword Hrunting against Grendel's dam, and the sword Naegling in his final, fatal, battle with the dragon.
The craft - named Mjollnir after the hammer carried by the Norse god of thunder - was launched in Amsterdam harbour for its maiden voyage.
Mjollnir - set to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records - has now gone on display in Amsterdam.
Thor is often depicted with his hammer "Mjollnir
," a tool of protection and a weapon of destruction (Davidson, 1969:57-58), and Harte thoughtfully supplies this accessory (now a tool of profit in American hands) for his American pioneer, who is portrayed "Leaning on his icy hammer," which he has evidently put to work in breaking ice (see Fig.
Rooted in the mythology of a Nordic warrior cult whose activities purportedly gave rise to the expression "running berserk," "Berserks" is part of an evening-length work, Mjollnir
(The Hammer of Thor) (1995) and is choreographed by Chvala in collaboration with the percussionist group Savage Aural Hotbed.
The hammer, Mjollnir
, had many marvelous qualities, including that of returning to the thrower like a boomerang.
His most precious possessions are his magic hammer, the thunderbolt Mjollnir
, a belt of strength, and a pair of iron gloves.
It describes how the giant Thrym steals Mjollnir
, the hammer of Thor, and demands marriage to the goddess Freyja if he returns the hammer.