Iceni Thor's hammer pendant (PE1369)

£60.00 GBP Past item

This tactile Thor's hammer pendant is crafted from ancient bog oak. The wood is bog oak from the English Fens and dates back to the Celtic Iron age, so is around 2,300 years old. The area is known for its connection to the Iceni, a tribe who inhabited the area in prehistory - their infamous queen was Boudicca, well-known for fighting the invading Roman army. It is a beautifully dark colour and feels full of positive energies. The pendant has the old Norse runic script "Til verja" meaning "to protect" added to the front and also, a bindrune for protection.

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: 6 cm/2 3/8 inches long (approx.)

Item no: PE1369

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Within the UK - £4
International - £10
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