In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin the Allfather and the giantess Jord. Being half-god half-giant like Odin, Thor became a powerful and important god in the Norse Pantheon. In the modern adaptation, no one but Thor can lift the Mjolnir hammer of Thor. But this didn’t happen in Norse mythology. So who could lift Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in Norse mythology?
Thrym the Giant
Thrym was the first to come in to list. One day, Thor woke up only to find out that his Mjolnir hammer was nowhere to be found. He quickly grabbed Loki by his neck without a hesitation and threatened to kill Loki if Loki didn’t tell where the Mjolnir hammer was. Loki was like “I got no idea. How could I know where Mjolnir was”. But every time trouble came to Asgard, Loki was to blame for it.
After arguing, they concluded that Thrym the giant was the hammer thief. Thrym required Freya as his bride or else he would never return Mjolnir hammer back. This giant might never see a giant killed by gods.
Gods were worried when Mjolnir was stolen because Mjolnir hammer was among the most important weapons to protect Asgard. But Freya didn’t want to involve in this, she didn’t want to get married to a giant. Heimdall the Guardsman of Asgard came up with an idea that dressing Thor like the bride. Angry as Thor might be, he had to accept this. And there gods went to Jotunheim land of giant to give Thrym his lovely bride.
After series of funny things, Thor finally retrieved his Mjolnir hammer back. Of course he didn’t forget to smash the skull of Thrym before he came home. Reading this tale, we realize that Thrym was among those who could lift Mjolnir hammer of Thor.
Magni Thor’s son
In Norse mythology, Magni was one of sons of Thor. He was the strongest god in the Pantheon. But hardly did this character appear in Norse myth.
When Ragnarok broke on the sky, Magni was among few gods that survived. A new world was reborn and gods gathered to build up their glory that once lost. Nearly all major gods in Norse Pantheon died, including Thor. Our god of thunder and storm sacrificed himself to kill Jormungand the Midgard serpent.
When Thor finally died a great warrior death, Magni was the only one that could inherit the Mjolnir hammer. He carried Mjolnir into the new world carrying the bravery and generosity of his father.
Loki and Dwarf
The reason why Loki was added was that he brought the Mjolnir hammer to Thor. And the dwarf named Eitri was the one that created the Mjolnir hammer. That’s why we say that Loki and the Dwarf were among those who could life Mjolnir hammer.