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Mjölnir Pendant - þur : uiki

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  • Material: Solid bronze
  • Weight: 11g
  • Height: 35mm (incl. eyelet on the top)
  • Width: 24mm
  • Depth: 4mm
  • Including Leather strap and linen-pouch. 
  • Limited Edition

This two-sided Thorshammer is inspired by the inscription of the "Velanda Runestone (swedish: Velandasten)". On both sides of the hammer you will find written in runes of the younger futhark "þur : uiki", which means something like "may Þórr hallow". On one side they appear as a relief and on the other side they are carved, so both aspects of the energy, positive and negative, can be called.

Transliteration of the runes on the stone into Latin characters
þurui : risþi : stin : iftiʀ : ukmut : buta : sin : miuk : kuþan : þikn × þur : uiki

Transcription into Old Norse
Þyrvé reisti stein eptir Ǫgmund, bónda sinn, mjǫk góðan þegn. Þórr vígi.

Translation in English
Þyrvé raised the stone in memory of Ôgmundr, her husbandman, a very good thegn. May Þórr hallow.

The inscription asks the Norse pagan god Thor to hallow the runestone. One or two other runestones in Sweden have similar invocations to Thor: Ög 136 in Rök and possibly Sö 140 at Korpbron. Other runestones in Denmark that include invocations of or dedications to Thor in their inscriptions include DR 110 from Virring, DR 209 from Glavendrup, and DR 220 from Sønder Kirkeby. It has been noted that Thor is the only Norse god who is invoked on any Viking Age runestone.

English: Detail of the runestone in Velanda (Vg 150, RAÄ-nr Väne-Åsaka 8:1), Väne-Åsaka parish, Väne hundred, Trollhättan municipality, Västergötland, Sweden. Here the inscription "þur uiki" > "Þórr vigi" > "Thor vigi" is shown, which is a Viking way of wishing for the blessing of the Old Norse god Thor. Svenska: Detalj av runstenen Velandastenen (Vg 150, RAÄ-nr Väne-Åsaka 8:1) i Velanda i Väne-Åsaka socken i Väne härad i Trollhättans kommun i Västergötland i Sverige. Här visas inskriptionen "þur uiki" > "Þórr vigi" > "Tor vige", som är ett vikingatida sätt att be om den fornnordiska guden Tors välsignelse. Nordic Tattoo Ancientskin - English: Detail of the runestone in Velanda (Vg 150, RAÄ-nr Väne-Åsaka 8:1), Väne-Åsaka parish, Väne hundred, Trollhättan municipality, Västergötland, Sweden. Here the inscription "þur uiki" > "Þórr vigi" > "Thor vigi" is shown, which is a Viking way of wishing for the blessing of the Old Norse god Thor. Svenska: Detalj av runstenen Velandastenen (Vg 150, RAÄ-nr Väne-Åsaka 8:1) i Velanda i Väne-Åsaka socken i Väne härad i Trollhättans kommun i Västergötland i Sverige. Här visas inskriptionen "þur uiki" > "Þórr vigi" > "Tor vige", som är ett vikingatida sätt att be om den fornnordiska guden Tors välsignelse.
Photo: Gunnar Creutz (Runes Top) Tubaist (stone below)

Mjölnir, The hammer of Thor or The Thor's Hammer is one of the most known ancient Norse symbols. Many miniature Thor's Hammers were found in many regions of Scandinavia in many different shapes or styles - often used as religious amulets. Thor is the god of thunder and his hammer (also called Mjölnir) has the power of lightning, so it will give you strenght and protect you.