In Norse Mythology the Gungnir is the spear of the god Odin. Odin is one of the main gods in Norse Mythology and is the leader of Asgard.In Norse Gungnir means 'swaying one'.
In his hand, Odin generally carried the infallible spear/gungnir, which was so sacred that an oath sworn upon its point could never be broken.
Apparently there are runes carved into the point of the gungnir and runic inscriptions have been found on spears excavated. Bronze Age rock carvings also have carvings of a spear god which has been identified as Odin by the presence of his eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
At the end at Ragnarok, Odin again rides into battle with the gungir at his side.
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The mighty god Odin, holding the Gungnir.