Dvalin - Dwarf
- Norse (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
- Dwarves (common type)
A Dwarf of Scandinavian legend who crafted the magical necklace for the goddess Freyr. He also made some hair from Sif the wife of Odin.
The old story begins with Loki, the trickster god in rage at the Aesir. He was most furious with Thor so one night he crept into the room where Sif was sleeping and cut off her beautiful golden hair. Sif woke up in shock to feel her shaven head and realised the horror that her hair had been cut off. Thor sent Loki to the underground kingdom of the Dwarves to seek out a great craftman who could recreate Sif's hair. Loki found Dvalin and ordered him to make some hair for Sif. Dvalin being a great craftsmen as he is was able to replicate the gorgeous hair of Sif. He surpassed himself by creating additonal magic items; magic spear Gungnir as a gift for Odin and the magic ship Skidbladnir as a gift for Frey. Loki was so pleased at the result she said that Dvalin was the greatest craftsmen ever lived. Another Dwarf called Brokk heard this remark and approached Lloki. Brokk claimed that he knew a Dwarf who was far more skilled than Dvalin. Brokk made a bet with Loki that a Dwarf named Sinri was better. Loki confident with the outstanding work of Dvalin took up the bet. The loser would pay by allowing the winner to behead them. In the contest between the two Dwarves, sindri made 3 gifts: a golden boar called Gullinbusti, a golden ring called Draupnir, and a magic hammer called Miolnir. The gifts were brought to the Aesir who decided that Sindri's gifts were superior. Loki lost his wager. Loki begged not to be beheaded and Brokk taking a compassionate stance decided that he would not kill Loki. Instead he sew both of Lokis lips together. Loki then tore the stitches leaving his lips permanently scarred.
Dvalin was also one of the Brisingamen Dwarves along with his brothers Alfrigg, Berling and Gerr. Dvalin is also said to be the king of the Dwarves.
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