Buffalo Bone Pendant - Schonen Hammer Of Thor / Mjoelnir
Size: approx. 46 x 32 millimeter | Drilling: approx. 3 - 4 millimeter | Weight approx. 13 grams
You will get a black, waterproof and waxed cotton band with your purchase for free
Handmade from natural materials: slight variations in shape, size, colors and material structures are possible.
Hand carved replica pendant of the most famous discovery of Viking time made of buffalo bone with stylized raptor head
This is the replica of the famous treasure piece of the Viking era with stylized raptor head and ornaments. Original location: Schonen in Sweden.
In nordic mythology Thor was the mightiest of all gods and ruler over thunder, the winds and fertility. As a god of law and order Thor punished through throwing his magic double headed warhammer "Mjöllnir" ("Crusher", "Lightning" or "shiny flash weapon").
It symbolizes lightning and thunder and always returned to him just like a boomerang. It could bring death, but could also awake the dead back to life.
Together with ornamental hammers they have been worshiped as holy symbols and worn as protective amulettes and used as jewelry, which was supposed to avert fire and evil and bring fertility.
The Hammer of Thor was for the germanic tribes and the vikings a symbol of strength, decisiveness and of long life. In form of a pendant it was used as a counterpiece to the christian cross and was connected to fertility rituals and marital sanctifications. It also was used as a lucky charm.
In nordic mythology Thor is the mightiest of all Gods and commands thunder, wind, storm and fertility. As God of law and order Thor punished by throwing his double headed magic war hammer "Mjöllnir" ("Grinder", "Lightning" or "Lightning Flash Weapon"). Mjöllnir symbolizes thunder and lightning and would return to Thor just like a Boomerang. It could bring death but also revive the dead back to life. Thor's Hammer was regarded by the Vikings as a symbol of (inner) strength, determination and long life. It would have been worn as a pendant as an opposing symbol to the christian cross and was connected to fertility rites and and marriage consecrations.
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