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. 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 weapon, if used destructively. In the tales of Thor, he could use it to give life or take it.
This hammer is two sided and is one of my signature pieces. I made it based on the characters of Ragnarok. There are many motifs on it:
- Thor’s Head
- The Midgard Serpent
- Fenrir Wolf
- Odins Ravens
- Huggin and Munnin
- Odins Horse: Sleiphnir
- Odins Eye
- Odins Spear
- Triskele Knot
- The Mobius and Igdrasil
- Waxing & Waning Crescents.
The weight of this hammer is quite substantial, the Sterling Silver version weighs about 15 grams! The Gold version weighs 18 grams! A chain fits through the top of the pendant where the serpent is biting a tube. It may also be finished with a ring through it as well.
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 jeweler’s mold that makes 2 Crosses and one Hammer.
I can also make custom Thor’s Hammers as well as custom Rune Pendants.
From Pagan Scandinavia. H.R.Ellis Davidson. Praeger NY.1967 pg136:
“The elaborate little amulets in Bronze and silver from the tenth century are more complex symbols. Some have faces with round, staring eyes, and sometimes also the beak of a bird of prey, evidently influenced by the familiar motif of the eagle. It seems likely that these were intended to portray the terrible fiery eyes of the god of the lightning, emphasized in the literature, while it is noticeable that the hammer-head sometimes takes the place of a beard. Some of the hammers have elaborate chains, ending in dragon-heads, biting on to the ring which holds the hammer, and these probably symbolize the World Serpent, Thor’s adversary. The ring itself may be a reminder of the sacred ring of Thor, the symbol of law and order, said to be kept in his temples, on which oaths were sworn. There are also patterns of circles and criss-cross lines on the hammers, suggesting rain and lightning.”
P183-184G Limited Edition Thor’s Hammer 2 sided in Solid Gold. (24 editions)
P183_184S Limited Edition Thor’s Hammer in Solid Sterling Silver (92 Editions)
P356G Limited Edition Thor’s Hammer (V.Kelly) two sided in Solid Gold (24 Editions)
P356SLimited Edition Thor’s Hammer (V.Kelly) two sided in Sterling Silver (92 Editions)
P345G Thor’s Hammer Triskele two sided in Solid Gold.
P345S Thor’s Hammer Triskele two sided in Sterling Silver.
Gold available on request.