A to Z Challenge  – G is for Gungnir

As part of the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. I’m posting about my Valkyrie world. I will try to present elements of the world without being too spoilerific 😉

So today is the letter G which stands for Gungnir.

Within the world of the Valkyrie series I’ve used a number of different creatures. Bear in mind that I have taken a tiny bit of artistic licence in using the Norse mythological creatures in Bryn’s world.


Gungnir is Odin’s magical spear. Norse legend portrays the spear as being made from the ash from the Cosmic Tree Yggdrasil. It is said that Gungnir, when thrown, will always hit its mark.

In the Valkyrie series I have made Gungnir a little more magical, giving it the power to transport the user to whatever location in the Nine Realms as he chooses. The only caveat is that the user must have Odin’s blood in his veins.

Gungnir is long and made of gold, and has the ability to collapse to a short length. In later books, Odin gives the spear to one of the main characters in the story. 

So come back tomorrow for H is for Huldra.

For the rest of the alphabet see below:

A is for Armor |   B is for Blood  |  C is for Creatures  |  D is for Dwarfs  | E is for Einherjar  |  F is for Fenrir

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