Bog Oak Thor's Hammer Pendant (PE1621)

£70.00 GBP Past item

This tactile and chunky Thor's hammer pendant is newly crafted from ancient bog oak. The beautifully dark wood is from East Anglia and is around 2,300 years old, dating back to the time of the Iron Age. The Old Norse runic script "Til verja" meaning "to protect" has been added to the front.

Thor's hammer, also known by its Norse name of Mjölnir or Mjöllnir, features in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of levelling mountains.

The Prose Edda (an Icelandic saga full of Norse mythology) gives a summary of Mjölnir's special qualities in that, with Mjölnir, Thor:

... would be able to strike as firmly as he wanted, whatever his aim, and the hammer would never fail, and if he threw it at something, it would never miss and never fly so far from his hand that it would not find its way back, and when he wanted, it would be so small that it could be carried inside his tunic.

Today, Thor's hammer is often used as a symbol of protection.

The pendant is supplied with leather or cotton cord thonging - if you have a preference please add a note in the message box during checkout.

Pendant size: 5.5 cm/Just under 2.25 inches long (approx.)

Item no: PE1621

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Within the UK - £5
International - £14
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