VIKING THOR'S HAMMERS (Mjollnir/Mjölnir/Mjøllnir) pendants
Date: 2017-05-03 11:07
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Ages ago, an unimaginably powerful cosmic storm called the God Tempest approached Asgard. Called the "Mother of Thunder," the storm possessed the power to knock planets out of their orbit and make black holes shake. Odin , chief of the Norse gods, battled the storm for many days when it threatened Asgard. Once the storm was weakened enough, Odin defeated the God Tempest by trapping it into a chunk of Uru that was given to him by the Dwarves of Nidavellir as a gift. 
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Thor was the indefatigable god who guarded Asgard , the celestial stronghold of the Aesir , the main tribe of gods and goddesses in Norse mythology. The giants , the forces of chaos, were often trying to destroy Asgard and kill the Aesir, and it was Thor 8767 s task to prevent them from doing so.
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These roles of the hammer were inseparable from its use as a weapon to defend Asgard from the giants. As the famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade discusses in The Sacred and the Profane , one of the universal patterns in human consciousness is the concept of the cosmos, a realm defined by sacred time and space, and chaos, a realm defined by profane time and space. The cosmos is typically envisioned as a circle, an island in a sea of chaos. 
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While in the cavernous smithies of the dwarves, Loki was able to acquire his prize, and, by cunningly challenging several dwarves to prove who was the best smith, he acquired several more treasures for the gods as well. Among these was Thor 8767 s hammer, which was short in the handle because Loki, in the form of a fly, bit the eyelid of the dwarf who was forging it.
From the Uru, Odin ordered the Dwarves of Nidavellir to forge Mjölnir.  The blacksmiths Eitri , Brokk ,  and Buri  needed to use the tremendous heat of a star to get the forge hot enough to smelt the Uru. The hammer was completed in seventeen weeks. 
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Thor's son Modi, corrupted by the World Tree returned to earth with the Uru Mjölnir in a quest to establish his kingdom on Earth. When Thor slew his son in combat, the Thunder god continued to use the Stark Model of Mjölnir as well as the linking bio-suit. 
Although powerful in and of itself, the hammer also received several potent spells from Odin , who slew the Frost Giant Laufey with it. 
VIKING THOR'S HAMMERS (Mjollnir/Mjö lnir/Mjø llnir) PENDANTS Wearers of the Thor's hammer pendant hope to invoke the favour of the thunder and fertility god Thor.
The symbol represents Thor's hammer which he employs to create thunder and to smite the Giants.
The Thor's hammer pendants displayed here are either direct copies of Viking age finds or have designs taken from other genuine Viking artefacts. All dimensions are in mm (inches in brackets) and in the format of length x width x depth where applicable
While the etymology of Mjöllnir is uncertain, most scholars trace the name back to an Indo-European root that is attested in the Old Slavic word mlunuji , Russian molnija , and Welsh mellt , all of which mean “lightning. 8776 It may also be related to the Icelandic words mjöll , “new snow,” and mjalli , “white,” the color of lightning and a potential symbol of purity.  The significance of that symbolism will become clear shortly.
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