Sterling Silver Icelandic Wolf-Cross Thors Hammer


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Material: Solid sterling silver (lost wax cast), leather cord, glass beads (handmade)

Size: 29 mm by 23 mm // 1.14 inches by 0.9 inches

A solid sterling silver replica of the famous wolf - topped cross and Mjölnir pendant from Foss, Iceland. It comes with a leather cord and optional handmade beads; the cord is strung through the wolf’s teeth.

The story of this piece is fascinating; it is an 11th century Viking Age piece and was likely created in allegiance to Thor because it is shaped as his hammer, Mjölnir. However, it can also be easily flipped to appear as a Christian cross.

During this time for the Vikings of Iceland, trade was necessary for survival, and some of their trade agreements could only be sealed based on religious similarity. Catholicism was a growing power in mainland Europe. It is possible that this was worn in allegiance to the god Thor as well as the Christian god, or that it was flipped when trading with those of Christian faith.


More background on Mjölnir (Thor’s Hammer):

In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of the god Thor. Silver and bronze pendants of the hammer are some of the most commonly found jewelry artifacts of the Viking age.

Thor resonated (and was quite popular) with common people, so Mjölnir was a symbol many Norse people could connect with and utilize as a form of identity and allegiance. The word itself directly translates to “crusher” or something similar.

Mjölnir itself possessed powerful magical properties, imbued during its creation. According to Snorri’s Prose Edda, when thrown by Thor, it never missed its target, and it always came back to him. It can also be shrunken small so it can be worn in a pocket of Thor’s, or perhaps as an amulet by the god.

The hammer’s defining characteristic is its unintentionally short handle/shaft, a result of Loki terrorizing the blacksmithing dwarves Eitri and Brokkr while they forged it.

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