Bronze Mjolnir Wolf Viking Pendant
This viking pendant is made from bronze and measures approx. 1-3/4" (45mm) by 1-5/16" (33mm) at widest point. It comes on a black leather necklace cord.and is delivered in a free velvet pouch.
In Norse mythology the Mjolnir (hammer) is the weapon used by Thor, the Norse God of thunder. It is sometimes referred to as an axe or club and was a fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains. The Mjolnir is a symbol of contemporary Norse and Germanic Paganism traditions. It is used as a protection amulet to ward against evil forces.
This pendant also depicts the head of Fenrir, the wolf that slays Odin during Ragnarok (the end of the world). He was the son of the god Loki and well known as a trickster. According to mythology, fearing his strength the gods bound him with a magical chain. When the chain was placed upon him, he bit off the hand of the god Tyr. He was gagged with a sword and was destined to lie bound to a rock until the Ragnarök (Doomsday), when he will break his bonds and fight against the chief god Odin and swallow him. Odin’s son Vidar will avenge his father, stabbing the wolf in the heart. Fenrir figures prominently in Norwegian and Icelandic poetry of the 10th and 11th centuries, and the poets speak apprehensively of the day when he will break loose.