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Artifact Stats: Thor’s Hammer

A close-up of Mjolnir at MoPOP

Some heroes carry shields, some swords, and some batons, but one of the most unique items in the Marvel Universe is the mythological hammer of Thor.

We’re lucky enough to have one of the prop hammers used by actor Chris Hemsworth on display at MoPOP. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this tool of the gods.

Artifact shot of Thor's hammer at MoPOP

Artifact Stats

Artifact: Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir

Appears: Marvel’s "The Avengers” (2012)

Origins: This powerful object was originally created for Odin, king of the Norse gods. Fashioned from Uru metal ore imbued with a cosmic thunderstorm known as the God Tempest, Mjolnir is charmed with an enchantment that allows only those who are worthy to wield its power.

Behind-the-Scenes: While there were many hammer props of varying weights, the artifact on display at MoPOP only weighs six ounces!

You can see Thor’s hammer, and hundreds of costumes, props, and original artworks, in MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes at MoPOP through March 3, 2019.


About the author

Adrienne is a writer and editor from Seattle and is MoPOP's Content Wizard (patent pending).