Viking Mjolnir Thor’s Hammer with Heidrun & Valknut Pendant Necklace
$21.95 – $22.95
|SYMBOL||Heidrun Goat, Mjölnir (Thor’s Hammer), Valknut|
|LENGTH||11 ⅞” – 39 ⅜” ( 30-100 cm)|
|PENDANT SIZE||2 x 1 ¼” (5 x 3.2 cm)|
Heidrun Goat, Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer), Valknut
11 ⅞" – 39 ⅜" ( 30-100 cm)
2 x 1 ¼” (5 x 3.2 cm)
Heidrun was undoubtedly the most famous goat in Norse mythology. She sat on the roof of Valhalla and ate the leaves and shoots of the holy tree Læraðr, often identified with Yggdrasil. Her mythological description shows strong sexual connotations: “no number of lovers could satisfy her”.
Heidrun’s udder didn’t produce any ordinary milk, but the mead, the food of Odin’s warriors in Valhalla, waiting for the day of the gods’ twilight. Heidrun’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it produces a source of food not for people, but for beings who are higher than them.
Valknut is best known as the “Knot of the Fallen”. The warriors who gave their lives in battle, equipped with the symbol of intertwined triangles, demonstrated not only their faith in noble values, but also their hope that after their death they would join the ranks of the “Einherjar” – warriors taken to the land of Valhalla, the eternal happiness from which they would return on the day of the end of the world, called to the final fight against evil.
Valor, courage, honor, and love for the homeland – these were the qualities that characterized every Germanic warrior ready to give his life for his people. The etymology of the word Valknut refers directly to the following values: “Val” refers to valor, and “knut” to knot binds three triangles together.
Depending on its interpretation, is assigned different numerical symbols:
Three is a Celtic symbol of motherhood, birth, and rebirth; another interpretation makes us understand the connection of the three triangles as a symbol of the coexistence of the kingdom of earth, heaven, and hell. Nine refers to images of nine worlds of Nordic mythology (Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim).
Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)
Thor’s Hammer or Mjolnir is undoubtedly one of the most famous objects in popular culture. It has become so popular mainly due to the huge success of the Avengers series. However, as it is often the case with pop-cut films, the image shown there differs significantly from the one presented in the source materials.
Thor’s Hammer’s story is depicted in Norse mythology, and the stories of his miraculous feats go back thousands of years. The name Mjolnir comes from the proto-Germanic *meldunjaz and can now be interpreted as “grinder” or “crusher”.
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is mentioned as one of Thor’s three valuable possessions, next to the belt that doubles his power and iron gloves. There is also information that after Thor’s death (who will die in Ragnarok), his hammer will inherit his sons: Modi and Magni.
How did Thor’s Hammer come into being? Loki put on his head with Sindri and his brother Brokkr that they will not be able to create more beautiful objects than Ivaldi’s sons (dwarfs that created valuable things for the gods: Odin’s Gungnir spear and Freya’s Skíðblaðnir’s boat). Although Loki tries to interfere with them, the dwarfs create Gullinbursti, a wild boar for Freya, Draupnir, a golden ring for Odin, which reproduces nine times a day, and Mjolnir for Thor. Loki manages to avoid payment by claiming that the dwarfs would have to cut his neck to pick up his head, which was not the subject of the bet. Thor’s Hammer is described as the weapon that Thor could hit as hard as he wanted, which, when thrown, always returned to his hand and which he could easily hide in his pocket if necessary.