This tactile Thor's hammer pendant is crafted from ancient bog oak. The wood is from Ireland and is around 2,500 years old, dating back to the Iron Age. It is a beautifully deep colour, with chestnut brown tones and feels full of positive energies. The pendant has the old Norse runic script "Til verja" meaning "to protect" 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: 6 cm/Just under 2.5 inches long (approx.)
Item no: PE1316
Postage and packing (as a single item):
Within the UK - £4
International - £9
For orders containing multiple items, the postage and packing costs will automatically be combined to help to reduce it as much as possible.