This large, tactile Thor's hammer pendant is crafted from driftwood oak from the south coast of Britain. It has the old Norse runic script "Til verja" meaning "to protect" and it also has a protection bindrune added.
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: PE1186