This pendant is two-sided with matching sides and is based on a museum piece from Sweden. Note the Triquetra interlace at the base of the Mjölnir. Thor is the Scandinavian God of Thunder and the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge separating Valhalla (Heaven) & Earth. His Hammer Mjölnir made him invincible versus any foe (usually frost giants). From about the 5th Century to the 12th Century AD Thor’s Hammers were popular amulets worn by people to bring Luck, Prosperity, and Strength. The hammer also has a balance of 2 meanings; it can be viewed in a positive aspect as a tool, to construct and build but may also be seen as a weapon, if used destructively. In the tales of Thor, he could use it to give life or take it.
Thor’s Hammers were fairly commonplace by the 11th century From Greenland to England to Scandinavia. It’s argued that the rise of the cult of Thor started as Christianity and the Christian Cross as an amulet was gaining popularity. There is evidence even of a jewellers mold that makes 2 Crosses and one Hammer. This is model 345 in sterling silver. Solid gold is also available.