Thor's Hammer pendants (PE1497) (Prices vary)
These tactile and chunky Thor's hammer pendants are 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. Both pendants have the old Norse runic script "Til verja" meaning "to protect" added to the front and the larger one also has 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 pendants are supplied with leather or cotton cord thonging - if you have a preference please add a note in the message box during checkout.
Please select your preference from the drop down box - numbers refer to the last photo.
Smaller - 6 cm/Just under 2.5 inches long (approx.)
Larger - 7.5 cm/Just under 3 inches long (approx.) This pendant is particularly large and chunky and may be preferred as a statement piece rather than every day wear.
Item no: PE1497
Postage and packing (as a single item):
Within the UK - £4
International - £12
For orders containing multiple items, the postage and packing costs will automatically be combined to help to reduce it as much as possible.