Small Amulet From Iceland, Silver

Product No.:165002
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To receive a god´s protection and support, people wear amulets and charms since the stone age until today.
In viking burials, mostly of woman and children, several specimens of miniature hammers were found, symbol of the god Thor and his magical weapon Mjoelnir. While christians wear crosses as sign of their belief, the pagan germanic people in northern europe wore Thor´s hammer as jewellery and amulets. Remarkable is a casting mould from the viking settlement Haithabu in northern Germany, showing a cross at one side and a Thorshammer at the other.
Also the famous amulet from iceland in shape of a cross turned upside down with animal head (No. 078001 / 078002) shows the unity of christian and pagan belief in this particular time of history.
In ancient germanic literature, Thor is described as an impulsive hothead, but also good-natured with a sense of humor. He was a strong protector for the warriors, without deception and too much shrewdness.The sound of his carriage, being pulled by magical goats, is the thunder in the sky, and the hammer Mjoelnir is the lightning, smashing his enemie´s bones and returning to it´s owner.

The pendant from Foss / Iceland with it´s animal headcombines the scandinavian symbol of a thor´s hammer and the christian cross. The pagan design is a proof for the traditional belief of the viking artists. Handcrafted from pure 925 Sterling silver, supplied with leather thong. The pendant was reduced to a size of only 12 x 22mm and can also be used as an earring.


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