Here we have gathered all our jewelry with ancient Norse origin. The most classic is the hammer of thor that we have in a lot of variants but you can also find several different jewelry with runes, oden ravens and much more.
Here we have gathered all our jewelry with torso hammer and other Norse-linked jewelry.
Wearing Thor's hammer as a piece of jewelry is nothing new. It is something that has existed since the Viking Age, which is called the Scandinavian Iron Age's last time. During this time, asatron was the dominant religion in the north and one of the great gods was the mighty Tor.
The thunder god was, among other things, known for his hammer which he struck with the clouds, which according to asatron created the thunder.
The hammer was a very strong symbol of asatron and above all the symbol became important for asatron after Christianity's introduction into the north. It became a kind of symbol to show that you stick to the old faith and the hammer was worn as jewelry by both men and women. The jewelry you have found has been so old as from the vending age (the younger Stone Age) and most have been made in silver even if you have found jewelry made of iron as well.
The symbolism of the hammer Mjölner for asatron would be like comparing the weight of the cross as a symbol of Christianity.
Mjölner or Torshammare as a necklace is very popular here in the north than today and just like on the Viking Age, there is the hammer in lots of different versions and designs. We have a wide range of necklaces with torso hammer and you can find all here.
We have torso hammer on rings and bracelets.
The name of the hammer is known as Mjölner and is said to be worn by the mighty thunder god Tor. The hammer is said to have been forged by the dwarves Sindre and Brokk who made the hammer at a betting with the cunning Loki. Loki had done away with the gods after he cut off Tor's wife's hair.
The betting with the dwarf brothers Sindre and Brokk means that they produce three gifts for the gods Tor, Oden and Frej. Loki in turn produces three own gifts for the gods. If the gods choose the brothers' gifts instead of Lokes then Sindre and Brokk will get Loki's head.
The gifts Sindre and Brokk bring out are the ring Draupner to Oden, the magic ship Skidbladner to Frej and the hammer Mjölner to Tor. The gods choose the gifts of the dwarf brothers and Loki loses the betting.
However, Loki is very cunning and says that they get their head as promised, but they must not hurt the neck when the neck is not part of the head itself. The dwarf brothers have therefore lost their profits, which they are avenged by sewing back the mouth of Loke. The mouth is stuck to the head as they have won.
According to Asatron, the Asagud uses Tor his hammer to fling against the clouds in the sky, thus creating thunder. The hammer also throws Tor against different targets, the hammer always hits the target and then returns to the hand of the ash god. To be able to catch the hammer that goes back in, Tor had an iron glove named Járngreipr.
Images of Thor's hammer have been found both on rune stones and in the form of jewelry. The absolute oldest jewelry that has been found with the image of Mjölner has been from the early Iron Age and thus before the so-called "Viking Age". The images in the form of jewelry, however, became more common after Christianity had rooted in the Nordic countries. One then wanted to show with the jewelry that one kept the old faith and its traditions.