Mjolnir - with Vegvisir and Ravens (Stainless Steel)
In this piece the Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer) is depicted with the Vegvisir and two Ravens. Another piece using Norse mythology together with Thor's hammer. While both the Vegvisir and the Raven's are not normally associated with Thor, they do make a beautiful piece, and add something different to the normal Thor hammer pieces.
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 connect 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.
“The Vegvisir (Icelandic Vegvísir - “That Which Shows the Way;” pronounced “VEGG-vee-seer”) is a symbol described only in one modern Icelandic collection of spells, the so-called Huld manuscript.
The Vegvisir and the Elder Futhark Rune Circle are not historically correct to be together. But that does not stp them forming a powerful symbol.
The Elder Futhark predates the 800CE, as far back as to before 100 BCE or earlier, while the Vegvisir is from a manuscript dated close to 1800CE.
With regards to the Vegvisir and the Huld manuscript, that book of Magick only says one sentence on it: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”
The Huld manuscript was compiled during the nineteenth century – about eight centuries after the end of the Viking Age. While some of its material may date from the time when the pre-Christian Norse religion was still a living tradition, much of the rest of it is heavily influenced by Christianity and magical practices imported from more southerly parts of Europe.
While their is no direct evidence of the Vegvisir ever being used during the Viking Age or earlier, it is non the less a very powerful Talisman when activated.
So, while calling the Vegvisir a definite “Viking symbol” may not be 100% accurate, it has come to represent much of what the Viking stood for, and more specifically the Power of the Runes, and the Galdrastafir of the Icelandic mages.
The accurate version would have two dots under the arch on the NE corner stave, but when casting in metal this is not always easily achieved, hence why most Amulet Necklaces do not have these.
Metals Type: Stainless Steel
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