Brok (Brokk) (hunchback) In Norse mythology, dwarf, brother of Eitri. Brok blew the bellows for the dwarf sons of Sindri, who were the gold workers. Eitri made a boar with golden bristles, then the ring Draupnir, and finally Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Loki, the evil god, tormented him by taking the form of a fly and buzzing around him. The fly bit him between his eyes, causing blood to flow into them. Brok appears in the Prose Edda.
From the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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