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Subj: Re: Gae Bulga Re: Gungnir
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 12:36:48 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Gae Bulga Re: Gungnir
Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 at 05:28:14 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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Not surprisingly it sounds almost identical to the Gae Bulga, the spear wielded by Cuchulain, Ireland's equivalent to Herculese. I haven't read blood Oath but I heard it shows up there. This sounds like the sort of thing that gets forgotten in most retcons until about 5 years into the new run when some enterprising writer builds a whole story arc around it.

> What exactly do we know about this spear?
>
> In Thor Annual #11 Odin claimed it was his inheritance from the Elder gods and it was forced by dwarfs from sunlight.
>
> Other sources claim it was made from uru.
>
> This and other stories make it seem the spear predates Odin.
>
> The dwarfs claimed it would never miss its mark when thrown. I think of that like a homing missile.
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> Others sources claim it would always return like Mjolnir.
>
> It seemed to have an enchantment on it that only Odin could wield it.
>
> The design with the two extra prongs made it not an ideal stabbing weapon, but it was used mainly for channeling mystical energies. (It could be used to stab, but sometimes artists would draw the prongs as nearly right next to the spear point making the point short and not ideal for stabbing.
>
> Like all high-quality Asgardian weapons it was virtually indestructible and ideal for channeling mystical energies.
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> Sometimes Odin would wield in battle. Other times he would use a sword, scepter or other weapon.
>
> I think I covered about everything. Do we know anything else about it or did I get anything wrong. What do you think happened to it after Ragnarok?
>
>

We don't know much. But it's been hinted that the Spear has belonged to many Odins, from different cycles of Ragnarok. It's also been stated that the spear itself, does not posess any greater mystic abilities, but rather that it works as an ideal conduit for the Odin Power.

Ie, it simplifies greater feats, such as recreating Asgard, or fire off unbelievably potent energy-bursts.

> > > What exactly do we know about this spear?
> >
> > In Thor Annual #11 Odin claimed it was his inheritance from the Elder gods and it was forced by dwarfs from sunlight.
> >
> > Other sources claim it was made from uru.
> >
> > This and other stories make it seem the spear predates Odin.
> >
> > The dwarfs claimed it would never miss its mark when thrown. I think of that like a homing missile.
> >
> > Others sources claim it would always return like Mjolnir.
> >
> > It seemed to have an enchantment on it that only Odin could wield it.
> >
> > The design with the two extra prongs made it not an ideal stabbing weapon, but it was used mainly for channeling mystical energies. (It could be used to stab, but sometimes artists would draw the prongs as nearly right next to the spear point making the point short and not ideal for stabbing.
> >
> > Like all high-quality Asgardian weapons it was virtually indestructible and ideal for channeling mystical energies.
> >
> > Sometimes Odin would wield in battle. Other times he would use a sword, scepter or other weapon.
> >
> > I think I covered about everything. Do we know anything else about it or did I get anything wrong. What do you think happened to it after Ragnarok?
> >
> >


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