Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas
All the gods who represented the developing forces of Nature were slain on the fatal field of Vigrid, but Vali and Vidar,
the types of the imperishable forces of Nature, returned to the field of Ida, where they were met by Modi and Magni, Thor
sons, the personifications of strength and energy, who rescued their father’s sacred hammer from the general destruction,
and carried it thither with them.