By Rod Gabriel, GoGaGaH |

Just in case you don’t know, there are only a few who can hold Thor’s Hammer, and that is Odin and Thor. Wondering who the others are? We would rather not spoil the fun in doing research and finding out who can. Let’s talk about how worthy you are in holding Thor’s hammer.

There is a lot of rumors about the hammer. It is said that Odin, chief of the Norse gods, ordered the dwarfs to forge Mjölnir. The blacksmiths Eitri, Brok, and Buri used the core of a dying star as the mold. In the process the star exploded and almost took Midgard (Earth) with it; that event may explain the extinction of the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago. Although powerful in and of itself, the hammer also received several potent spells from Odin, who slew the frost giant Laufey with it. Much later, Mjölnir was bequeathed to Thor, after he proved himself worthy through several trials. Some say it is composed of Uru, which is a metal that can only be found in Asgard (Asgard is the home of the Norse Gods). According to the Uru version of the comics, the hammer weighs only 42.3 pounds. However, the more popular version of the hammer’s origin tends to be the dying star version, which is also the back story that Marvel uses in its movies.

Being a magical hammer of a god, it naturally is engraved with an enchantment that states “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”  In the most recent Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, the Mjolnir enchantment has been the source of a joke. All the heroes try to pick up Thor’s hammer but are unable. Thor easily picks it up, saying “They must not be worthy.”

So, are you worthy?

Watch the video below to know more about the Mjolnir.

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