I chose this piece to add to the selection on the site for its stark beauty, and mystique. It combines two symbols in Norse mythology, the Hammer of Thor, and the Ravens or Thor's father, Odin.
Lovely symbolism, and a little eerie too.
In Norse mythology, Thor's Hammer, or as it it know, Mjöllnir is probably the most important, and best known symbol in this era.
Thor (old Norse for Thunder) the god of rain, storm and thunder. He is the son of Odin and the Earth Goddess, and was the God who guarded Asgard, the fortress of the Aesr Gods against the forces of chaos, known as the Jotun, or Giants. Thor was also the protector of Mankind on Midgard. Mjöllnir, meaning "Lightning, was Thor's primary weapon. However, it has been used as a symbol of Protection, Consecration and Blessing in ceremonies for millennia. As is often found painted or carved above doorways to protect entrances of homes and buildings.
The Raven in old Norse mythology is best know when connected with Odin. Odin has two ravens who sit on his shoulders. Huginn and Munnin, or Thought and Memory. He would let them fly out over the nine worlds and bring back news. There are many references to this in the Edda's. The ravens represent different parts of our psychology and are great symbol.
Metals Type: Stainless Steel Pendant Size: Height:43mm Width:38mm Weight: 16.6gram