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Mjollnir (The Crusher")

Engines > Mjollnir (The Crusher")

Mjollnir  (The Crusher")-
Mjollnir (The Crusher")

Type: Ballista  
Owner: Lord Bassi inn Fiskni Einarsson
Status: Combat Ready
Location: Dun Carraig (Southern MD)
Contact Info: swordsman AT trisad.rr.com


Mjöllnir simply means "crusher", referring to its pulverizing effect. Mjöllnir might be related to the Russian word молния (molniya) and the Welsh word mellt (both words being translated as "lightning"). This second theory parallels with the idea that Thor, being a god of thunder, therefore might have used lightning as his weapon. It is related to words such as the Icelandic verbs mölva ("to crush") and mala ("to grind"), and Swedish noun mjöl ("flour"), all related to English meal, mill, and miller. Similar words, all stemming from the Proto-Indo-European root *melə, can be found in almost all European languages, e.g. the Slavic melevo ("grain to be ground") and molot ("hammer"), the Russian Молот (molot—"hammer"), the Greek μύλος (mylos—"mill"), the Spanish moler ("to crush"), and the Latin malleus "hammer", from which English mallet derives, as well as the Latin mola ("mill").

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