In mythology, Thor's hammer is frequently anglicized as Mjolnir, though there are many alternate spellings. The hammer is also called Mjolnir in the 2011 movie "Thor" and its sequels. The name roughly translates as "that which smashes."Know More
In mythology, Mjolnir is forged by Sindri and Brokkr to win a bet with Loki. It is supernaturally powerful and accurate when thrown.
An actual hammer of Thor was unearthed by archaeologists in Denmark in 2014. The hammer most likely did not actually belong to a Norse god, but was crafted by an artisan sometime in the 10th century in accordance with the Thor legends.Learn more about Mythology
In Ancient Greek mythology, Dionysus wasn't just the god of wine, he was the embodiment of wine. He was born three times. Dionysus is the only man with a mortal mother to become a god in the Olympian Pantheon. His maenads danced and killed in the wilderness and cities.Full Answer >
The Minotaur lived in Crete, the Greek island at the center of Minoan civilization, according to mythology. Specifically, it lived in a labyrinth near the palace at Knossos. The minotaur was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man.Full Answer >
In classical mythology, the donkey, the crane and the dog are associated with Hephaestus. He was tricked into getting drunk by Bacchus and put on a donkey to be carried home. The crane winters on the banks of River Okeanos, where Hephaestus lived. Sacred dogs guard his temple in Aetna.Full Answer >
Greek mythology is a collection of stories about Greek gods, goddesses, demi-gods and creatures that provide explanations for how things came into existence, natural order and certain Greek traditions. The earliest Greek myths were passed down orally during the Bronze Age, explains The History Channel.Full Answer >