-- Laevateinn
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In Norse mythology, Laevateinn is the flaming sword of the fire giant Surt. Meaning "wounding wand", it is said to make the wielder invincible and even fight by itself if willed to do so. It was forged by the elf Volund and and taken to Asgard where it became Freyr's sword. However, he traded it to the giants in exhange for Gerd's hand in marriage.

The loss of Laevateinn is much lamented in Norse mythology. It is said that Freyr could have killed Surt and even prevented Ragnarok from occurring if only had had kept the sword. Instead Freyr will be unarmed and is fated to die to his own weapon, wielded by the fire giant king. Surt will then set the world tree ablaze and destroy the universe.

Mythology, Norse, Sword, Wayland the Smith, Weapon

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