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Thor's Hammer


Product details:

Quantity:

Availability:

In stock (6 ks)

Price:

270 Kč

 

Material:

Bronze

Category:

Pendants

Time (period):

Vikings, Germanic Tribes

Material:

Metal

 

Product code:

CB14



Product description

A bronze pendant. Thor's own design of the hammer in this particular form is not archaeologically documented. Stone carvings from Scandinavia sometimes show figures with an axe or a hatchet. Perhaps that is the oldest depiction of the idea of the god Thunder Lord. For Slavs and Balts, the idea that the weapon of this god is an axe has been preserved to this day. Norse Germanic tribes in Scandinavia during the Viking Age, however, thought of the hammer as a divine weapon and the idea settled. The Viking god of thunder is named Thor (known to the mainland Germanic tribes as Donar), hence Thor's hammer. According to mythology, the hammer itself is called Mjölnir. The size is 2,3 cm in height.