Smednir is a Dwarf deity of some importance, due to his patronage of metalworking and the refining of ore. In Dwarf legend, it was Smednir who taught his brother, Thungni, the art of craftsmanship and metalworking. Together, these two sons of Grungni and Valaya made a number of the great magical rune weapons of the Dwarf gods and the legendary Dwarf-Kings – including the magical hammer Ghal-Maraz, which once belonged to the great King Kurgan, and was given as a gift to the human warrior named Sigmar Heldenhammer. Smednir is generally portrayed as a bare-armed, muscular Dwarf wearing a leather apron, with his beard braided into a single plait and thrown over his shoulder away from the flames of the forge. His right hand holds the rune-hammer Azulokrid (“Metal Crafter”).