Norse mythology. Tyrfing was a cursed sword owned by Andvari, a dwarf king. He was a magician. Andvari gave it to Odin along with the ring Draupnir. The sword was cursed in that once it was drawn, someone had to die.
Tyrfing has a pretty cool curse, but a stupid name, if you ask me.
by Digs May 18, 2004