This is something Marvel's Thor does all the time:

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So I was wondering: Has Thor/Mjolnir ever done anything like this in actual Norse mythology?


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Yes, it seems so. In the Prose Edda, when Thor is presented with the hammer by Brokkr, this property is in the description (Page 147, here):

Then he gave the hammer to Thor, and said that Thor might smite as hard as he desired, whatsoever might be before him, and the hammer would not fail; and if he threw it at anything, it would never miss, and never fly so far as not to return to his hand;

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    I'm honestly shocked that this is in the original mythos. Thanks for digging that up.
    – Ixrec
    May 5, 2015 at 0:19

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